Wince as we look back on the worst offs from the 2014 SuperEnduro season.
Two’s company but three’s a crowd. Fighting for position on the opening lap of Final #2 in Liverpool, Jonny Walker soon found himself battling to stay on track. Trying to force a gap he quickly ran out of road. Luckily the start/finish barrier was there to hold him upright.
First rule of crashing – if you’re going to do it make sure the guy behind you can’t get past. Executing the rule to perfection, Brazilian rider Romulo Bottrel manages to make himself twice as big as he needs to be as he hangs onto his position while picking his bike up out of the dirt.
The classic ‘Oh look, a penny’ routine. Never, ever stop to pick up loose change, especially when you’re in the lead – it’s a trap!
If in doubt – air it out. It’s always easier to get your bike over an obstacle when you’re not actually on it. Only problem is you have to fetch it afterwards!
Even the best get it wrong from time to time. Cartwheeling his way through the matrix section, Taddy Blazusiak parks his bike perfectly between a set of logs. This one hurt.
Of all the places to fall, US racer Kevin Rookstool is surely wondering why he did it here. Losing the front end in the water splash, Rookstool takes an early bath.
Walk it off mate, walk it off. The rock garden on a 180-degree corner in Brazil never failed to deliver crashes. One of the trickiest corners to get right, everyone laid it down at one time or another.
Technique: as the bike comes to a dead stop, launch yourself over the bars and land on your face. This one gets a perfect 10.
Slippery, wet, muddy logs are no one’s friend, as Mathias Bellino learns the hard way.
There’s only so much room to play with in the first corner of a SuperEnduro race and this time it’s Blazusiak who gets nudged out. We’re guessing he’s probably not best pleased with the placement of that barrel.