Managed to highside coming off clearways at brands hatch on monday morning 8O
I was running full wets and they just seemed to grip, grip and then without warning let go. All I really remember is seeing the back wheel on my left hand side followed by me being chucked over the thing. I hit the ground head first and then got hit in the chest by the bike.
I was out cold for what seemed like a second (but was later told I didnt move for at least 20 seconds) when I woke up and struggeled for breath. I picked myself up and to my surprise answered the marhsalls questions correctly. They asked if I needed to go to the medicentre and no was my answer. Staggered back to the paddock and sat down with a cup of tea. I couldn't hear or see much at all. The edges of my vision were completely blurred and I had 2 blurred rings right in the center. I must have been talking gibberish (even more than usual) as after attempting to talk to one of my friends he promptly took me to the medicentre. I sat down, had another cup of tea and then vomited in the sink
They wisked me away on my lovely new wheelchair to the local hospital where I was signed in and was left to be seen. 10 minutes passed and I needed to be sick again. Luckily I had the cardboard sick bowl that I had been using as a hat for the past 30mins
Stood up and walked to the coffee machine where I preceeded to empty my stomach. I think I must have passed out again as I don't really remember much until I woke up with a neck and head brace on, strapped to a trolley. I was injected with anti-sickness drugs and rushed for a Xray followed by a CT scan. I was starting to feel a bit better after the CT scan and was sitting up and openeing my eyes. An hour later and I was talking sipping tea and wanting to go home :mrgreen:
At a guess I was doing around 80 - 100mph when I highsided. I was pretty much on the straight and had been on full throttle for a couple of seconds. Scary stuff eh...
They doctors said that If it wasn't for my back AND chest protector (the bike hit me in the chest) I probably wouldn't be here right now. So anyone who does any kind of trackdays bare this in mind. It's money will spent.
Was running 56/57s in the wet (which is in the top 5 of the fast group) so I'm getting faster
My gear after the off...