Bike ace thrown over fence at 80mph

Cota Garcia and Richard Lawson speedway crash
NOW that’s what you call a bit of Argy bargy!
Speedway ace Coty Garcia admits it’s “a miracle” he walked away from being flung over a safety fence at 80MPH.
The Argentinian tangled with Richard Lawson at Redcar on Thursday night and was terrifyingly catapulted through the air at high-speed.
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Garcia somehow walked away from the horror crash along with Glasgow star Lawson.
He admitted: “I think it’s a miracle I am OK. It was going through my head when it happened that this is going to hurt.
“I seemed to be flying through the air forever and when I finally landed I feared the worst. But I did the usual test of making sure I had feeling in my legs and arms and I couldn’t believe I was OK.
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
“I walked back to the pits from the crash. For sure I felt a bit sick but the fact that nothing was broken is incredible.
“I think it was just a racing incident. These things happen. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault. Richard and I are good friends and we have the same sponsor Grant Henderson Tankers, so there was nothing intentional.
“It was hard racing definitely. But the bikes got tangled and threw us both off in a bad way. 
“Luckily enough I have spent hours on the trampoline with Grant’s son Cooper in Hamilton, I think that maybe made me more bouncy perhaps!
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
“I am very sore now though. I was in hospital in Middlesbrough until very late while they checked me out. Even the docs could not believe I was OK – I think that’s why they kept checking.
“I think I will just lay in the bath at home in Hamilton all weekend until I feel better.”
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Garcia (blue helmet) & Lawson (white helmet) in high-speed crash at Redcar
Glasgow star Lawson was also left in a heap during the incident, at one stage looking like a contortionist. 
But he also walked away despite being also “a bit sore” and said: “I’m glad my good friend Coty is OK. We are both just battered and bruised, both been very lucky.”
Phil Lanning

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