MotoAmerica Test: Fong In Fiery Crash At Ridge

MotoAmerica Test: Fong In Fiery Crash At Ridge

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Bobby Fong crashed his M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike at high speed Thursday, June 24 at Ridge Motorsports Park, in Shelton, Washington.

Fong was taking part in an official test/practice day ahead of the MotoAmerica race weekend to assess the newly paved racing surface when he crashed wide open in third gear.

After tumbling to a stop, Fong’s Superbike caught fire.

The first person to respond to the scene was fellow Superbike racer Jeremy Coffey, who put out the fire with an extinguisher he took from a cornerworker station.

The sole cornerworker at the station stayed in place to display a warning flag to oncoming riders.

Fong escaped serious injury.

 

 

MotoAmerica Superbike racer Jeremy Coffey extinguishes a fire on Bobby Fong's crashed M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
MotoAmerica Superbike racer Jeremy Coffey extinguishes a fire on Bobby Fong’s crashed M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

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