Physicians Publish MotoGP Research

September 14, 2016

The American Journal of Emergency MedicineEmergency Service Partners physicians have published additional research stemming from their work at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas and the Seton Event Medicine Institute. A Brief Report titled, “Elite Motorcycle Racing: Crash Types and Injury Patterns in the MotoGP Class” appeared in the September 2016 issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Drs. John Bedolla, Jaron Santelli, Jose Cabanas, Chris Ziebell, and colleagues from the new Dell Medical School studied elite motorcycle racing to benchmark the prevalence of injuries, categorize crash subtypes, and determine associated injury patterns.

The authors concluded that “lowside” crashes (falling toward the inside of a turn) are lower risk than “highside” crashes (when riders fall over and toward the outside of a turn), and that most highside crashes are caused by oversteering to prevent and impending lowside crash. Thus, strategies to reduce oversteering to prevent a lowside crash may reduce highside crashes, enhance MotoGP rider safety, and be applicable to recreational motorcycle racing.

Read the full abstract online.

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