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Here is some spectacular footage of Castrol Honda World Superbike racer Jonathan Rea crashing during a pre-season test at Australia’s Phillip Island ciruit.

Rea’s Honda CBR1000RR Superbike went up in flames just before he highsided at turn three at Phillip Island. Rea injured his hand and a collarbone in the crash but he still hopes to compete in the Feb. 27 season opener.

Ever the professional, Rea used the crash to tout the benefits of his helmet sponsor Arai in this second video:

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[Source: TwoWheelsBlog]

  • Sick video, Jonathan Rea was dragged for a long time

  • Wow… never really been a fan of Arai helmets but I guess I’ll consider them now! I bet Arai will put that in a case and display it somewhere.

  • Frank

    All you can hear is that old man announcer screaming like a little girl sure will be glad when he is gone.He cant live for ever. Kind of the Larry Merchant of racing with a womans voice