(CBS News) Ready for a quick dose of adrenaline? Genki Hagata was taking a spin on his Yamaha YZF-R6 during an AMA Pro Supersport qualifying session recently. That is, until he almost pitches forward off the bike. Hagata's quick save - avoiding a dangerous highside fall - is enough to get anyone's blood pumping.
Saturday morning, in Qualifying 2, I came in to make a few suspension adjustments after about 4 laps, and as I went back out, the fun began. I was on my out-lap and as I came up through Turn-3a the tires didn't agree with how much throttle and lean angle I was asking them for and the rear tire slipped out quickly. just as quickly as it lost grip, it regained it, resulting in the bike catapulting me out of the seat and over the front tire! I remember thinking "this is going to hurt."
Luckily, as the video shows, Hagata was able to muscle his way back onto the bike. Unfortunately, he missed the cut for the race by less than a second. But his incredible save is enough to make him a winner.