Watch rider lose his helmet in shocking on-board video

There’s a reason that helmet has a D-ring and should feel tight around the cheek pads.

Jeremy Whitehurst, the rider who published this shocking video, describes this casually as an ‘end of race incident’ in his YouTube description.

We’d say it’s a little bit more than that.

Having seen the chequered flag, Whitehorse admittedly ‘chops the throttle’ after crossing the finish line and, despite taking responsibility, what happens next is the definition of a lucky escape.




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    September 7, 2017 at 20:12

    Lucky fella, was it actually done up right or missed the 2nd D and then just poppered the slack?

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    September 7, 2017 at 20:40

    Very lucky he didn’t hit his head. Helmet fell of before even touching the ground, must be terrible strap or he didn’t strap it at all.

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    Paul Kasner

    September 7, 2017 at 20:48

    Lucky he had that high hunch-back of the back-protector in his leathers or else his bare head would…

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    Maxx, Jr.

    September 7, 2017 at 23:45

    A terrible thing to see/ I wonder what was going on to the right of the crashing rider. I wonder why he followed so close and did not escape to his right.

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    Paul Yates

    September 8, 2017 at 12:05

    Not good when you are a motorcycle racer but even worse when your riding a dodgem

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    September 8, 2017 at 12:33

    That was a narroe escape

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    Mystery in©

    September 8, 2017 at 16:18

    he didn’t Donn it properly! That’s poor in his part

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    September 8, 2017 at 17:09

    Has @agv_uk got anything to say about yhis ? Or at least a test of the straps/ neck profile.

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    Eoghan McIlveney

    September 8, 2017 at 20:25

    Waw that lid don’t fit anywhere near well enugh. To just pop off like that even when the straps done up is just wrong.

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    Jay Klinkert

    September 11, 2017 at 06:00

    That’s why i wear a snug fitting helmet… Darren Human

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    September 12, 2017 at 08:14

    How lucky do you have to be. When you helmet comes undone good have been dead head injurys take long time to get over did d fail or didn’t do up thinking it was a tight fit the helmet could have been life their take more care riders

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    September 12, 2017 at 08:18

    Why did Honda release sp2 on the public what use public as test dummies when race rides at the tt thort it was not tested properly so use public to test it

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