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Anyone know what the story is behind this picture?
 

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Its a 996... Rider number is 82, I think
 

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I believe it was Steve Rapp at either Road alanta or road america a few years back, clipped his brake lever on the back of another bike.
They red flagged the race and restarted w/ Steve restarting on his back up bike.
 

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John Kosinski and Steve Rapp at Road America in 2000. John was on pole, if i remember correctly, and was leading the way into turn 1. He braked early and his teamate, Rapp, ran into him. The contact jammed his brake lever, resulting in a monster endo that completely destroyed his bike.

Steve hopped on his backup bike and finished 7th (i believe) in the restarted race.
 

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HamOnRye said:
Serious props to Rapp.
yeah.. everybody was pretty impressed that he even rode the re-start, let alone put in a performance like that.

i believe i remember him saying that since the restart was so quick, the crash didn't have a chance to "get in his head".
 

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Thats incredible... I wonder how his forks and triple got ripped off like that?!?!
 

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jesus...
 

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somewhere i have a higher quality pic than the one in the original post. i'll see if i can track it down tonight.
 

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derby said:
somewhere i have a higher quality pic than the one in the original post. i'll see if i can track it down tonight.
i'm cheating...



(same pic as the one in the original post, but full size w/o having to click on it.)
 

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That was some amazing footage! [thumbsup]

I'll never forget wondering just how incredible it was that neither Rap nor his exploding bike were contacted by any of the other riders coming past the scene! :eek:

Thanx for the post guys! [clap]

I never cease to be in awe of that footage! :)
 

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You should have seen it live from turn one. We had parts raining down on us. It was bloody amazing.
 

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from the pic, I thought they'd just pulled away from the grid, but after watching that video...... daaayyuuuummmm. that happened fast.
 

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Rapp made a joke about it while he was a guest instructor at a Danny Walker superbike camp my friend went to.

Talking about brakes he said (I paraphrase) I like the brakes to bite immediately, I want the lever to have zero play... well you saw the crash. Then he laughed.

He used bark busters for a while after that incident.
 

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WOW!!!
 

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Dear God. :eek:
 
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