IT looks like this brave cameraman might have needed a quick trip to the lavatory… after nearly being hit by Michael Laverty.

The Northern Irishman had a tough time at Oulton Park over the weekend in the British Superbikes.

Laverty has been suffering with bike issues with his McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 all year.

Michael Laverty British Superbikes crash

Michael Laverty British Superbikes crash

But more mechanical gremlins hit him at Oulton before this spectacular crash on the entry to the high speed Cascades turn.

However, spare a thought for the brave cameraman who captured the incident for Eurosport without flinching from his task.

Would you have stuck to the job with a Superbike spiralling towards you?

Thankfully Laverty – and cameraman – escaped unhurt.

Phil Lanning