Doing so at night certainly didn't improve his chances.
Picture the following: a heavily modified Toyota Supra with over 1,000 hp racing against an also modified Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike. On an open and barren stretch of highway. At night. At least the guys in the Supra have better, although not completely fail proof, safety features at hand. The guy on the crotch rocket, well, his situation is something totally different. One false move, one unseen object in the middle of the road, and that’s it. Lights out, and we don’t mean the night vision goggles.
The guys over at That Racing Channel filmed the following segment and we’ve got to give them credit where it’s do. Racing a bike that powerful, and at night, is ballsy.