Just leaning over too much with those tyres or what happened?
I'm interested to hear what others think, but as far as I have been able to work out here are the errors I made in sequential order:
- I hadn't dialed the new rearsets in properly, knees were hurting and it affected how I was moving around on the bike.
Riding Tired → Bad Body Position
- my physical condition wasn't where it was last year, should have sat that stint out and ridden the next one. Too proud to take a break. I wasn't off the bike enough, especially in the head/shoulders because I was exhausted.
Bad Braking → Bad Line
- didn't brake enough or trail them to the apex like I usually do, so I was out of sorts and running wide of the apex.
- while spectating the previous stint, I had seen a matte grey S1000RR high-side in the exact same place where I was about to crash and it caused the final mistake:
Not Enough Throttle
- if you listen to the crash, you can hear that at no point do I open the throttle and start accelerating post-apex. I had completed the turn, albeit with a bad line. I tried to pull my wide exit down by continuing to lean while withholding throttle due to the unrealistic fear of spinning up the rear.
If I had just accepted that I'd botched the turn and just committed to the bad line, the throttle would have picked the bike back up even with the bad line. Worst case, I go off-track but the bike stays shiny.