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Often bikers think they don’t need protective clothing since nothing will happen to them anyway, and if something happens, it’s not the clothing that will protect them. Honest, they do say it.

Well, if you ever need to have an example on how your protective clothing will save you, have a look at the video below. The video is of the French MotoGP racer (and former World Champion Superbike) Loris Baz during a test session at Sepang, Malaysia. He is part of the Ducati Avintia Racing team, and he was going down the very long straight line on the Sepang circuit at 300 kph (180 mph) when the bike mis-functioned and he crashed at full speed.

Here is the video:

At that speed, 180 mph, you are normally toast. You will get shredded by the asphalt, but believe it or not, Loris got up and ran away from upcoming bikes.

Loris-Baz-Crashed-Suit

What do you say when you walk away of a “290kmh crash” with a bruised elbow and nothing else? BIG THANKS TO Alpinestars

A photo posted by lorisbaz (@lorisbaz) on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:57pm PST

Unbelievable that you can survive such as high speed crash and walk away from it. The technology in protective clothing has become such as you can survive one. And even if you’re not a MotoGP racer, you can still get your hands on proper protective suites. And now you can see why…

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Indianapolis was the place to be this past weekend, August 28-30, as Jorge Lorenzo of Spain took first place at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

In the last two races this season Lorenzo, crashed. This year his top two competitors, Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi took their turns and each crashed, separately, and allowed Lorenzo to cruise to a decisive victory.

Lorenzo beat second place finisher Alex de Angelis by 9.435 seconds. Nicky Hayden of the U.S. finished third.

The weather this year was a far cry from 2008 with its driving rain and high winds. This year the event had mild temperatures and overcast skies.

To celebrate his win, Lorenzo, popped a wheelie and held it all the way down the straightaway, then he jumped the fence.

Pedrosa, the favorite all weekend after the fastest run in practice on a rain slicked track on Friday and again on a dry track on Saturday, ended his run with a crash in turn 15 after losing control when he dipped too low. His bike skidded into the grass, he retrieved it and ended up finishing in 10th place.

Rossi also crashed, he too lost control on a turn, lost his bike in the grass and retrieved it. But unlike Pedrosa, Rossi didn’t finish the race. On lap 12, complaining of a problem with the throttle, Rossi parked his bike and was out of the race.

The first motorcycle rider at Indy to ever pass the 200 MPH speed was Alex de Angelis. His top speed was 201.3 mph on lap 19 on Sunday.

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