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Flaming World Superbike Crash at 130mph [Video]

Thu, 24 Feb 2011

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Here is some spectacular footage of Castrol Honda World Superbike racer Jonathan Rea crashing during a pre-season test at Australia’s Phillip Island ciruit.

Rea’s Honda CBR1000RR Superbike went up in flames just before he highsided at turn three at Phillip Island. Rea injured his hand and a collarbone in the crash but he still hopes to compete in the Feb. 27 season opener.

Ever the professional, Rea used the crash to tout the benefits of his helmet sponsor Arai in this second video:

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And don’t forget to check out our 2011 World Superbike Championship preview.

[Source: TwoWheelsBlog]

By Dennis Chung

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