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    Nakano looked like he was going to be real messed up... his noggin took a real pounding a few times during the spill on Sunday. I had visions of Kato from last year as i watched his fall. It looks like the lucky bastard made it through with only minor injuries, however.

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    From Nakano's home page:-

    Fuchs Kawasaki rider Alex Hofmann finished 14th in a bizarre day of racing that saw his teammate Shinya Nakano miraculously escape serious injury in a 300 kph crash.

    Hofmann scored two points after a conservative ride on slick tyres, in a final six lap dash on a wet track, after the Italian Grand Prix was red-flagged because of rain. Only the second race counted for championship points and positions. Hofmann started his Ninja ZX-RR from 12th, his position at the red flag, in the second race.

    Before the rain stoppage Nakano was lucky to avoid serious injury when he was sent cart wheeling from his Ninja ZX-RR after suffering a rear tyre failure on the high speed front straight just past the start finish line.

    The Japanese rider spiralled into a trackside barrier and after treatment at the medical centre it was confirmed that he was suffering from contusions, a bruised left shoulder, a bruised wrist and an injured finger on his right hand.

    The impact of Nakano’s crash scattered debris from his machine across the track. Nakano’s crash made the remainder of Hofmann’s race day extremely difficult. The 24-year-old German rider was a couple of places behind Nakano at the time of the incident and rode past the crash scene to see "a lot of green debris" lying around.

    Hofmann had used a different rear tyre to Nakano for the first race and had no tyre problems during the initial 18-lap run. With the Italian GP reduced to a six lap dash Hofmann and the Kawasaki Racing Team made the wise decision to ride for points, as further showers made conditions treacherous and slippery.
    Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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    he is one lucky mofo, glad he's ok but a little concered about why the tyre let go .....that's real bad , this is what caused the first major accident for the late Barry Sheene at Daytona in the seventies surley tires have evolved since then :shock:

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    • #3
      Yeah - like our own Mat Mladin @ Road Atlanta during last years AMA Championship - could have taken him out when that fuggen rear tyre let go...

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      Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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