5. John Hopkins


This clip is only 16 seconds long, but it’s a dramatic 16 seconds. The scene is the 2005 MotoGP round at Sachsenring in Germany. Suzuki-mounted John Hopkins had already crashed before earlier in the weekend, and during the opening laps of the race he enters the left-right chicane a little too anxious on the gas. The result is this rapid separation from his bike, where he lands square on his back and gets the wind knocked out of him. Ouch.