Motorpoint Yamaha's Graeme Gowland has said he thinks yesterday's 120mph crash during the first British Superbike race at Oulton Park was the scariest moment of his life.
The Allendale youngster lost the front of his YZF-R1 going through the downhill Cascades section of the track and, although Gowland slid a long way, he was unharmed. His bike however, flipped over as hit the gravel, launched itself over the crash barriers and a phtographer's head, to land in a lake. It had to be dragged out with a forklift.
"I think that was the scariest moment I have ever had! We had changed the gearing slightly for the race and I arrived at the top of the hill a bit too quick and the front tyre let go," said Gowland.
"All the run off area definitely saved me from injury but the bike took it all. The guys have worked all night to rebuild my bike and I can't thank the enough."