Tributes are flowing today for motorcyclist Judd Greedy who was killed

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Mister Biggus, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. That bike has taken some hit... :(

    RIP..


    Tributes are flowing today for motorcyclist Judd Greedy who was killed
    at the Australian Superbike Championships in Tasmania.

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    http://images.brisbanetimes.com.au/2009/04/06/458728/300newgreedy-300x368.jpg

    Greedy, 28, died yesterday after losing control of his motorcycle
    while leading the race at Symmons Plains.

    Two riders in the middle of the pack were unable to avoid Greedy and
    his fallen bike, one of the bikes exploding in a fireball as its fuel
    tank ignited on impact.

    The heat from the flames reached spectators beside the track.

    Greedy was treated by medical personnel but died at the scene.

    A second rider was taken to Launceston Hospital, while the third rider
    escaped serious injury.

    The fatal accident led to the abandonment of all racing at the second
    round of the championship.

    Newcastle motorcycle dealer Graeme Boyd paid tribute to Greedy,
    originally from Maitland in central NSW, last night.

    "He was such a lovely kid," he said.

    "He grew up here riding dirt-track bikes and motocross before moving
    on to road racing.

    "He was destined to win the Australian championship this year."

    Reigning Australian Superbike champion Glenn Allerton, who qualified
    on pole for the later Superbike race, did not blame the circuit for
    the incident.

    "That part of the track is quite challenging as you're trying to get
    hard on the throttle for the run down the straight," he said.

    "If you're in a group of riders then you don't get much time to react
    if there's an incident in front of you."

    Greedy was the first motorcycle racer to die at the circuit for about
    10 years and the fourth in the circuit's 50-year history.

    Dean Southwell, Matthew Kelly, AAP
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    Mister Biggus, Apr 6, 2009
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  2. Mister Biggus

    Knobdoodle Guest

    He was leading the championship and leading the race; if you've gotta' go
    then that's they way!
    He certainly seemed to be a nice bloke though and he'll be sorely missed
    around Chez'-Knobdoodle.
    (I'd raise another drink but I'm to flu-ridden)
     
    Knobdoodle, Apr 7, 2009
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