Photo: The crash occurred at Glen Vine on Guy's third lap, a fast left/right section of the course. According to eyewitness reports, guy lost the front end at about 150mph, causing his bike to slide down the road at high speed. The racer reportedly separated from the bike early in the crash, before it caught on fire, meaning he was on the fringes of this deadly fireball. Guy has been worki...

Photo: The crash occurred at Glen Vine on Guy's third lap, a fast left/right

section of the course. According to eyewitness reports, guy lost the

front end at about 150mph, causing his bike to slide down the road at high speed. The

racer reportedly separated from the bike early in the crash, before it

caught on fire, meaning he was on the fringes of this deadly fireball.


Guy has been working with Dainese to develop the D-Air airbag-equipped

leather suit. While the Italian company has stated that he was gathering

data for a new road-going version of D-Air during the Senior TT, it's

not clear if the suit was  equipped with functional airbags. If it was,

they could be credited with limited the severity of Guy's injuries.


This was the first time a Senior TT has ever been red flagged, a

decision apparently taken because the fire, which spread to a wall of

hay bales, engulfed most of the track and required fire trucks to drive

on course to extinguish it.


Judging by the action photos in the gallery above, which also come from

the Senior, Guy was on quite a pace before the incident occurred. In fact his first lap out was his fastest ever: 131.108mph. He's

expected to make a full recovery.