Pics, slow-mo footage… The Kawasaki man’s Race 1 crash was caught in extraordinary detail
Race 1 from the Pirelli French Round was not only WorldSBK’s 800th race and thus a historic occasion, but also without a shadow of a doubt one of the best races in the series’ history. Frantic, nerve-wracking, emotional… We couldn’t have asked for more!
But somewhat lost underneath all the overtaking was a scary moment for Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK’s Leon Haslam, who fell out from eight position with five laps remaining. A huge highside going out of the final chicane, the Englishman just managed to avoid being propelled wildly over his machine – although that in turn left him falling dangerously close to it as they both careered out of the start-finish straight.
WorldSBK’s cameramen and photographers caught the incident as it happened, including Haslam’s lucky escape from harm’s way. Click above to rewatch the late tumble, and relive everything that happened in that extraordinary Race 1 thanks to WorldSBK VideoPass!