Bailing at 230mph

Chris Matheson is lucky to escape with just a broken ankle

Falling off is never good but sometimes it's the 5mph prangs that leave you with a broken bone, while you get away with just a few scuffs at 60mph.

So what about falling off at 230mph? Perhaps my weird logic doesn't apply but drag racer Chris Matheson gets away with just a broken ankle. When you see what he goes through, well, he's a lucky chap.

You get an idea of just how much force is involved when you see the bike ploughing into the tyre wall at the end of this longer clip which is shot from a different angle and misses the crash but catches up with the aftermath.