Time to ban heroic re­mounts?

Lowes' han­dle­bar drama could have been so much worse

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment -

I ad­mit it, one of my favourite things about rac­ing is the way our heroes pluck their ma­chines out of the gravel fol­low­ing a spill and fight to re­join the ac­tion. It's one of the things that el­e­vates bike rac­ing above the 'oh, I've got a sore knee' an­tics of pro­fes­sional foot­ball. So it sad­dens me to agree with MCN'S Si­mon Pat­ter­son (MCN, Au­gust 17) that it might be time for a re-think. Yes Lowes was a leg­end for get­ting back on, but what hap­pened next af­ter his han­dle­bar ap­par­ently snapped could have caused a tragedy. Even if a bike looks fine, there's no way of telling what dam­age might have been done. Ja­son Tay­lor, email Ed: Is it time for a rule change? Let MCN know your thoughts

Sam Lowes was lucky to es­cape serious in­jury at the Aus­trian Mo­togp

at the Lowes will be back in ac­tion Bri­tish GP – see spe­cial sup­ple­ment

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