MotoGP organizers are re-opening discussion for the series’ rookie rule which prevents new riders from entering the series with factory teams. Introduced following the 2009 MotoGP season, the rule was designed to give satellite teams the chance to field young up-and-coming talents they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to sign. The theory was the rule […]
Going Really Fast Really Slowly: Casey Stoner at 1000 FPS [Video]
Casey Stoner is one of the fastest man in MotoGP right now, currently leading the championship by 29 points. One of his sponsors, Red Bull, produced the following video featuring Stoner in super-slow motion with footage shot at 1,000 frames per second.
Watch as Stoner leans into a corner with his elbow and knee seemingly brushing against the ground. With the video slowed down, Stoner has time to describe how it feels to be riding almost completely horizontal.
I’m not sure which is cooler, seeing the Bridgestone logo on the tire spinning around or Karel Abraham looking over his shoulder and seeing Stoner coming up behind him!