Every Motocross rider falls off. It’s just a question of how often which separates the men from the boys! Even world champions are not exempt as we experience 300 crashes, smashes and wipeouts from the spectacular to the slightly sad. It’s not surprising there’s a lot of coming together when 50 bikes head off for the same 10 metres of track at the first corner!
Watch the mayhem on the beach as the riders wilt under the energy-sapping conditions – but at least there’s a soft landing, unlike those bumpy, stony motocross circuits where we see bruising, bone-crunching and sometimes very funny action.
There’s some heart-stopping moments too, as riders bale out in mid-air hoping for a landing which doesn’t damage the bike. Nobody gets seriously hurt. Still, better not let your Mum see this one!