Sachsenring, EN runganSport — During this time we can see the average MotoGP racer dragging their knees, elbows and shoulders while crossing the Bend to balance the bike.
The latest is Aprilia Gresini Racing rider, Scott Redding, who dragged his helmet on one of the Sachsenring circuit breaks during the German GP Warm-up Practice session on yesterday.
The technological advances of tires in the last decade have allowed drivers to regularly tilt their motors up to 65 degrees quickly and safely.
But now it’s not with elbows or knees anymore, now we can see Redding lying skillfully dragging his hem by being completely etched on asphalt.
Will we be able to see similar action from Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi or other riders?
But keep in mind, Redding did that dangerous act just to have fun in his last season in MotoGP, he next year will be replaced by Italian rider Andrea Iannone in Aprilia.
“I nailed him!,” Redding grins to Crash after the race.
“Actually I’ve been planning it for a long time! I did it in Valencia then, but it was just a touch.
At that time I used soft compound tires with smaller motors, so that’s a bit cheat.
“So I thought, f**k this, I have to do it before I leave paddock this year, I have to do it,” Redding firmly.
Redding then actually does it in the morning while Warming up at Sachsenring, doing it in the Curve ahead of the pit at the end of the session.
“I’ve been trying to do it all weekend and I like it,” he explained.
“I told the photographer, ‘get in that corner, because it happens’.
I went in, and I bowed again, and I thought, ‘f**king hell, where is that ?!’ Then ‘krrcchhh’.
“It’s there! Successfully! Mission finishes that morning,” added Redding. (DN/eV)