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Becci lines up the machine before a record run.<br />
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The world's fastest female biker cheated death after crashing her bike at over 200mph in front of horrified motorsport fans.<br />
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Becci Ellis, 46, was trying to beat her own speed record and had reached 254mph when her 1300cc superbike was hit by a gust of wind and veered off the track.<br />
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Spectators - including husband Mick - watched as the turbo-powered Suzuki Hayabusa swerved onto the grass and careered out of control for a quarter of a mile before the mother-of-two was violently thrown off.<br />
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Becci said ‘It was a very bumpy ride - and I knew it was going to end in pain. I managed to keep the bike upright but I was still doing around 90mph when the bike finally dug into the dirt and spat me off. I landed on my front and blacked out briefly but the paramedics were there very quickly.<br />
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‘When they got to me I saw that Mick was looking a bit grey - it must have been very worrying for people watching but my armour under my leathers saved me from a lot more serious injuries.<br />
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‘It was decided that because of the high speed of the impact I should go to casualty so they called the air ambulance which meant I was in Leeds hospital fifteen minutes after the crash.