Fast Highside Point of View

Most riders usually agree that when racing hard on a track, a lowside is significantly less dangerous than a highside crash, provided no other bikes run over the rider and he or she does not hit an object adjacent to the track.
The very nature of the highside crash implies more risks than a lowside one, the rider being effectively launched from the bike being one of the most important hazards. It the landing itself and then in some less fortunate crashes, the bike smashing into the rider, which can cause severe injuries, even when the crash occurs at a relatively low speed and the rider is wearing extensive protective gear.

It looks like the motorcyclist in this video was at least lucky enough not ho have the bike crashing on him, as it slid along the track, whereas he appears to have come to a rather fast halt in the gravel patch.
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