Originally Posted by congicus
WoW you raced at Motegi Twin Rings that is just bad ass,,I have only been to inde but I have only been riding for 2 years and only have 6 track days so fare
I actually crashed twice at Motegi, once at Fuji, and once at Tsukuba. Fuji, Tsukuba, and 1 Motegi crash were all low speed low sides or the front end tucking under breaking. One of my Motegi crashes was high speed coming out of turn 4 rolling on to WOT in 3rd gear. We were pushing the tires to the breaking point seeing how long they would last. It was the newly released Michelin H2 tire. We were running the hard instead of the soft because of the endurance race. We had 5 hours on it and coming out of that turn is just stepped out as I rolled on the throttle and slid away from me. I slid for about 20 yards and then my foot caught and I launched into the are and all I saw was GROUND, SKY, GROUND, SKY, GROUND, SKY... I walked away with a concusion and 2 fractured bones in my left hand. I obliterated the carbon fiber knuckles in the glove but they at least took 90% of the impact as I cartwheeled down the track.
I raced and/or done track days at the following tracks:
Motegi Twin Rings
Fuji Raceway (Version 2 and Version 3. 3 is the most recent configuration)
Sendai Hi-land (Its no more after the Tsunami, I lost my mechanic in it).
Pacific Raceways (Formally Seattle International Raceways)
Portland International Raceway
Spokane International Raceways
PSSR (newer track a couple hours east of Portland)
Sepang raceways (rented a bike for a track day while on vacation)
All the ones in Japan I raced on as well as just did track days. The ones in the US and Malaysia were just open track days.
The sad part is I have ridden so little over the past 5 years because of work and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan that I will be going back into the slow group until I get comfortable again.