Having witnessed Scott Redding's Friday morning spill at the Sachsenring's turn eleven first hand, Cal Crutchlow believes changes must be made to that infamous section of track to ensure the safety of riders and marshals alike.

"Someone's going to get seriously hurt," Crutchlow warned, after seeing marshals, who were tending to Alvaro Bautista - a faller minutes before Redding - and his machine, fleeing from the Englishman's incoming Ducati.

Thankfully no one was hurt, but, for Crutchlow, the incident underlined the perilous nature of the corner. The LCR Honda rider intends to discuss the need to make alterations in this evening's safety commission meeting.

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"It's so dangerous now," he said. "Anyway, the thing is if you give us two percent more camber it means we're going to open the throttle 0.2% more. They need to just slow it down. Someone's going to get seriously hurt; either a rider, or, as you saw this morning, a marshal. It's ridiculous.

"At the end of the day, you have to look at how many crashes there are over a year. Then you have to look at today. Bikes flying through the air and marshals not even hearing them.

"They're not even looking at them, the bike's coming, and they probably can't hear it to be fair. Another rider could be laying in the gravel, a bike could fly in. It's the same for everyone. I don't want to be the guy that complains but..."

The Sachsenring has been resurfaced for 2017, and Aleix Espargaro noted there was a slight camber change on the inside of turn eleven, aimed to slow riders down.

Several other men, Redding and Danilo Petrucci, said they noticed no difference, but Crutchlow feels measures would have to be more severe to avoid riders crashing there with such regularity.

"The problem is you're going to keep going as fast as you can until you crash. It's as simple as that. I know that's the point of racing. You have to find the limit. There is a lottery.

"They just need to make it tighter and slower. I'm not saying put a chicane in. It's a difficult one.

"Honestly, I have to say Scott Redding did nothing wrong. I have no idea why he crashed. He heated the tyre, did three or laps before. There it's so tricky. The worst thing was I came in after the first run and said, 'F**k, there must be more grip at turn eleven because no one is crashing.' The next time I went out they were crashing everywhere.

"You see Hector Barbera in the rain, he gained his whole lap time there because he took a risk. Don't get me wrong. I like fast corners. I like stuff that is maybe a little on the edge. But to me, they need to scrap it. It's getting out of control. You do your whole race weekend thinking, 'Are you going to make it through there or not?' You can do everything right and still be on the floor."

Crutchlow then spoke of his own hairy encounter at turn eleven in free practice for the 2013 event, a race in which he went on to finish second.

"I was f**ked," he said. "If you were to see me the Friday night or Saturday morning... then was another time I shouldn't have been riding. I took that many drugs. I got up that morning and went flat on my back, pissing all over myself. Lucy [Crutchlow, Cal's wife] was screaming in the motorhome because she thought I had died.

"I went through the wardrobe. I got up, had that much morphine, I went for a piss and just fell over. Then I was second in FP3. I qualified second and I finished second.

"Do you know why? I had no feeling in this arm from an injury years and years ago. The bicep doesn't work very well. There is no feel on the skin. But there was that much blood, I thought I had a lot of pain. So I said, 'Give me all you've got' and they just loaded me with morphine. But I was out of it. Properly out of it."

Other than his concerns over turn eleven, Crutchlow praised the new surface, and said that, in spite of his placing of 13th in FP1, which led to him finishing outside the overall free practice top ten, his feeling is good.

"A fucking joke. At the minute I'm in Q1 through one rain shower and Scott Redding crashing. I lost seven tenths in that lap. It would have put me fastest, or second. I had to shut the throttle coming down turn eleven.

"In that sector I lost three tenths. In the next sector I lost three tenths. Six tenths and I could have gained more because I was pissed off at shutting the throttle. I knew I wasn't gaining it back. It put me 13th. I feel I'm riding good. I was really happy with the session. It's just I never made it to the top."

On the new surface, he added, "[It's] Really good. Honestly, in the wet you can't believe. I left the pit lane. I was late because we were messing around in the garage. Marc had done three laps. I saw the blue flags, sit up and I looked down and Marc's got his elbow on the floor. When I see someone's got their elbow on the floor it means you've got to push. But it's got really good grip."

By Neil Morrison

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And then there is the typical "It would have put me fastest, or second" again.

Please Cal use some other English words rather than f this f that Not everybody likes to hear people talk trash like a 12 year old gangsta bruh.

Agree about this turn though. Seems the limit comes way too quick for riders to react with its camber, blind entry, downhill, cold tire issues.

That corner has always been notorious as an accident hotspot, it shouldn't need a serious injury or fatality to prove that it's dangerous. And while the riders may be able to balance the risk, the marshaling staff might not always have that luxury.

Ultimately though, it's a matter for the Safety Commission, so if enough of the riders are concerned, there's a due process for investigating available options.

If two people crash in quick succession at any corner of any track, there's a big problem. So the issue is how marshals manage that, which is with flags and even a lookout Marshal amongst those helping the fallen rider.
What's there to change? Red flag for every time there's a faller?

I see,it's ok for him to risk the safety of himself and everybody else on and around a track by being "out of it on morphine" but not ok for marshals etc to take risks.
Its simple,don't change the track,change the idea that you can always go as far as possible at every part of every track.
There are plenty of tracks that have known crash hot spots,guess what,99% of the time riders take that into consideration ,go a tiny bit slower so that they are in control of the bike properly and don't crash..
With Crutchlow's interpretation of the situation,we would have riders etc already been hurt/killed at that spot in the past,as far as I know,the layout has not been changed,how about your going faster because they have taken the ripples out when resurfacing,instead of changing layout,put some ripples back in !!!

Asking just a bit too much of the bike/tyre for the conditions.
I've up voted all the comments,as i agree with all of you.
If there is thought to be a serious problem by many riders,marshalle etc,then they will change things..

Yes,of course I read the article,otherwise how did I know about him being off his face on morphine,which he appears to think is ok,but I have trouble with,A) because its stupidly dangerous and b) because you would hope that medical staff and others would realise he was not in a fit state to ride and stopped him.
I was watching the first secession live,and there is severe foreshortening of pictures due to the lens,but none of the marshalls etc that I saw seemed that perturbed when they were recovering bikes/riders and had other bikes tumbling in the gravel track,I don't know the track personally so I'm guessing that trap is a lot wider than it looked through a tv camera and that they considered they had enough space to avoid other bikes..
The problem appeared to be riders just losing the front tyre grip as the bikes where going light for a split second on the crest while being asked to change direction and accelerate after the apex and crest,which would seem to indicate that they were

bri t: And then there is the typical "It would have put me fastest, or second" again.

Please Cal use some other English words rather than f this f that Not everybody likes to hear people talk trash like a 12 year old gangsta bruh.

Agree about this turn though. Seems the limit comes way too quick for riders to react with its camber, blind entry, downhill, cold tire issues.[\blockquote]

One, I like the use of colloquial language.

Two, swearing is actually a sign of heightened intelligence.

Did you even read the article?

Atleast, you have to agree with him when he states the corner needs to be well regulated with the marshals so that riders will be able to see a flag going into the turn if someone has crashed.