• Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?

  • Up, Up and Away The rider has been flicked up off his bike, lands back on it
  • Skating Away He slides of the motorcycle and proceeds to control the bike while sliding alongside
  • Box, Box, Box He calmly rides across the track and into pit lane! No doubt with slightly soiled underwear!

Bo Benschnyder’s Miraculous Save in Practice for the Misano MotoGP Race

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Motorcycle racers crash, right? Lowside, highside, all end in smashed bikes and tumbling riders. Well, not always. Moto2 rider Bo Bensnyder performs a miraculous save in free practice for the Moto2 race in Misano, then calmly rides into the pits!

Those Magnificent Moto2 Bikes and their Flying Riders

Sometimes, the guardian angels of motorcycle racers have their hands full, especially when it’s raining.

MotoGP riders know only one speed: flat out. Even when the conditions are appalling, they are pushing the boundaries of what their bikes can achieve. It’s accepted theory that to find the limit, you have to step over it and then dial it back to just the right side of disaster.

Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?
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Up, Up and Away
The rider has been flicked up off his bike, lands back on it

During free practice for the Misano Moto2 race, riders were going over the limit all the time. Most of these crashes ended in crumpled machinery but thankfully no crumpled riders. But this crash by Bo Bensnyder turned into the save of the season.

Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?
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Skating Away
He slides of the motorcycle and proceeds to control the bike while sliding alongside

Coming out of the final corner, the rear wheel of Bensnyder’s bike loses traction but then grips again, flinging the rider up into the air. He keeps hold of the handlebars, however and lands across the bike before dismounting while the bike is still moving and calmly rides the bike, with him sliding on his feet alongside, into the pit lane.

Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?
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Box, Box, Box
He calmly rides across the track and into pit lane! No doubt with slightly soiled underwear!

How’s that for cool?

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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