Style Check: MotoGP Catalunya Turn 2

Grazing elbows for the MotoGP stars

Posted: 7 June 2012
by Robin Goodwin

Yesterday Ben touched upon the effort racers make to steal that extra tenth, amongst these was MotoGP rookie Stefan Bradl mastering a huge lean angle as he goes for more corner speed on the Honda RC213V at the infamous turn 2 at Catalunya.

After the hard braking into the first turn from over 200mph, the left of turn 2 follows sharply with the MotoGP contingent sliding through with their upper body grazing the tarmac, maintaining their corner speed before flicking their bikes into the long and sweeping fast right hander of turn 3.

Check out the varying styles as the riders tackle this infamous corner.

Capturing poetry in motion as reigning champion Casey Stoner tackles turn 2 on the Repsol Honda
Jorge Lorenzo shows off his compact and neat riding style aboard the factory Yamaha M1
At home on a left hander from his flat track past, Nicky Hayden gets down low to the red and white kerb
Jonny Hernandez seems more at home when his CRT bike is completely sideways, something the Colombian demonstrates here with his elbow inches from the tarmac
Ben Spies demonstrating the reason behind his Elbowz nickname with a wider line at turn 2
On one of the smartest looking race bikes in recent times, Johann Zarco does the business for the Moto2 grid

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