Australia Ep.16: Bad Crash, Man Down

Hey i feel miracled to be still here writing, today i almost saw myself on the other side…. Today i started i was feeling good, had a great sleep ate well etc. I was in a perfect state and i started the first stage as always trying to take a good rythm without taking risks and i was doing it for real! From the first notes on the roadbook my tripmaster looked as if it was wrong compared to the notes on the roadbook and i was continuing to adjust it, in the first 120km there were really few notes and it was so difficult to adjust the trip. I got to km 123 that i was going good and i was full throttle at around 140km/h when at last i saw this big creek (but my trip said it was going to be about 3-400 metres after and was signed only as a single exclamation mark) and what to say i had no choice i tried keeping the bike between my legs but just started flipping over with the bike and did many many metres rolling and thought i was going to die because i felt my neck twist. I was there on the floor a bit confused and in loads of pain in my face. The helicopter got there in only a few minutes and while the medics where preparing me for the flight another rider, my teammate Garry Connell crashed exactly on the same place as me and fortunately got out without injuries. I got a concussion a broken nose and my shoulder hurts really bad in the joint but i’m glad i’m already back at the bivouac. Seriously i don’t know what to do i’m in really loads of pain but thinking of trying to restart tomorrow and see if i manage to ride. Here some photos i did to try and understand what i had in my face while i was getting carried to the hospital, and my bike.



About the Author
Born on the 20/07/1988 in Italy i started racing motocross at the age of 6yrs and for many years competed in the italian motocross and supercross championship. In 2004 just for fun i tried racing in Enduro and Rallies and incredibly the same year i turned pro! Now at the age of 23 i am racing for Husaberg in the world rallies championship and heading to the Dakar in 2012. Together with my sport career i also write as journalist/bike tester for an Enduro Magazine and also study business and management at college.
  1. E-Ticket Reply

    Holy cow! I think your helmet saved your life today. Or at least your face!We’re just glad you’re still here with us. Take care, my friend ….

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