11/18/2013 06:27 pm ET

Motorcycle Racing Filmed Firsthand Is Truly Terrifying (VIDEO)

Don't try this at home. Actually, don't try this at all -- unless you're a professional motor-racing rider.

To provide a glimpse of what it's like for the pros, German racer Didier Grams attached a camera to the back of his BMW S 1000 RR during the 2013 Macau Grand Prix. The firsthand look at motorcycle racing is rather terrifying.

In the video, posted on YouTube, Grams navigates the winding 3.8-mile track, shifting his body weight from left to right in order to lean into his turns.

Grams finished in eighth place, completing 11 laps with a time of 27:41.181. His average speed was 90.65 mph. The fastest lap around the track was completed by Ian Hutchinson of the U.K. at a speed of 94.14 mph. The Brit also took home the top prize, achieving the fastest time overall.

This year, the riders managed to complete the 47th edition of the dangerous race without serious injury. Though the competition was cut short by two laps after a crash, the rider involved, Dean Harrison, walked away from the accident. In 2012, Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira died in a crash during a qualifying race.

(Hat tip, Digg)



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