During the tests at the Cheste MotoGP 2015 Grand Prix 2015, the Honda RC213V number 45 bike ridden by the British pilot Scott Redding got out of the track while cornering.
Instants of huge tension were lived, since for obvious reasons a MotoGP bike like the Honda RC213V with 1000 cc V4 engine and a weight of 162 kg losing control and getting out of the track at very high speed turns into an instantly lethal object if it touches any pilot or person it finds in its path.
After falling on the ground, the motorcycle described a diagonal trajectory flying at great speed on the gravel adjacent to the circuit gravel, crashing against it a number of times until stopping.
Fortunately, Scott Redding (who was at the time a pilot of the Marc VDS Racing Team) managed to leave unharmed and could compete in the November 8, 2015 race in which Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR-M1 Factory) became MotoGP World Champion for the third time.
The brave British pilot had also suffered a fall two months before, on September 13, 2015, during the first lap of San Marino MotoGP Gran Prix held at the Misano Adriático Circuit, though he was able to rally his strength and without changing bike at any moment kept on fighting till getting a highly commendable third position on the podium (only beaten by Marc Márquez and Bradley Smith), after sensationally overtaking Loriz Baz (Athinà Forward Racing, and a Yamaha YZR-M1 with both chassis and engine adapted to the Open limitations) at four laps to go and crossing the finish line doing half wheelie.
Text and Photos: José Manuel Serrano Esparza