Video: Manx GP rider escapes fireball

Tom Webster



An on-board camera has captured the moment a racer flew off his motorbike mid-corner to be engulfed in flames as his machine exploded.

After avoiding serious injury in the fall and the resulting inferno, he then had another lucky escape when the following rider, who caught the whole incident on camera, missed him by a remarkably short distance after swerving to avoid him having ridden through the blaze.