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Pic sequence 6/15 shows the crash between two drag racers at Santa Pod Raceway, Bedfordshire,on Sept 8th,which ended up with one driver landing on the back of the other racers bike.Filippos Papfilippou is on the left and lands on Steve Woollatt’s bike.(right)
This is the dramatic moment a motorcycle drag racer had an incredible high-speed escape from after clinging onto the back of his competitor’s bike at almost 200mph.
Greek racer Filippos Papfilippou narrowly escaped a fatal accident when he was catapulted off his bike and landed on the metal wheelie bars of the motorcycle in front of him.
Thousands of spectators watched in horror as Papafilippou crossed the dragstrip’s centre line and collided with British Top Fuel Bike opponent Steve Woollatt in the adjacent lane.
Papafilippou was thrown off his bike, but amazingly he landed on the metal wheelie bars, which extend behind Woollatt’s machine.
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