I wrote this from a hospital bed at 4am where I’m being held overnight for a broken pelvis - the delightful consequence of being taken out in the first session at Bedford today (yesterday?!). Was in the novice group (as I was riding with my brother and his friend who’d not been on track before), cleared the pack after the sighting laps to get some clear air, taking it nice at 6 or 7 tenths just to get the eye in. Only one of the people I’d gone past got a bit excited, thought he could keep up with me, turned out he couldn’t and massively overbraked himself - walloped into me as I was tipping into the left/right before the long left onto the back straight. I did some acrobatics before ending up on the tarmac and then the grass - he continued rocketing on eventually stopping - upright - 100 yards ahead of me on the grass. Whilst I have a trashed bike, trashed leathers, trashed helmet - and broken pelvis - he gets a small talking to from the MSV team (marshalls told me they’d seen him t-bone me, and they ‘could see it coming’) and is free to go out in the next session and continue his day. At no point in the day does he come find me - despite me being on crutches in the same paddock - I finally identify him (got whisked away by paramedics just after crash) at the end of the day and go have a chat. He says he’s ‘embarrassed’. No shit! And offers to help pay for some of the damage. Remains to be seen whether he actually will. I’m freelance and likely to lose income this week, my sector been hammered by pandemic so this is the first work I’d have had in months. Didn’t mean to rant this long but I’m going to write a strong worded letter to MSV - they have a duty of care to protect the riders on track, which this kind of laxness does not do. My brother’s friend was taken out just after the restart from the red flag, albeit by a guy who stood their bike up and t boned him at the apex on a corner the other side of the track. In a world where briefings are given online the day before, and may or may not get watched - I believe MSV have a particular responsibility to manage the standard of riding on track - *especially* in the novice group, *especially* in the first session - where I *really* wouldn’t expect to get taken out like that. Anyway - advice... my (new recently) leathers are torn - how do people feel about repairs - and where would be recommended? How punitive are OE replacement parts for an RR6? Fortunately I have a replacement set of fairings, but need a new footpeg and clutch resevoir for starters, maybe gear shifter too.