To be a world-class motorcycle racer takes skill, precision and a fearless attitude.
Moto3 rider Hiroki Ono displayed all three at Sunday's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.
While chasing race leader and Honda Team Asia team-mate Khairul Idham Pawi on the wet track, the Japanese racer lost control of his Honda NSF250RW in what looked to be a definite highside.
Incredibly, 24-year-old Ono clung on to the bucking bike, and managed to plant himself back on to the seat before regaining control.
After a brief detour across the run-off, he returned to the race, having dropped only three positions to fifth.
Unfortunately though, he later crashed and was unable to continue the race.
Commenting afterwards, Ono said: "When I was riding with good rhythm in opening laps, I made a mistake and lost some positions. Immediately I came back and started chase again for third position, but unfortunately I crashed at turn8.
"It's a shame because in this weekend I rode very well both in wet and dry conditions. I feel sorry for my team. I will come back stronger in the second half of the season."
Meanwhile, Pawi stormed to first place, displaying his impressive wet track riding technique.
"But the weather helped me today and I was able to win the race again. When I had some critical moments, I said to myself 'OK, maybe it's time to cool down!'"
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