Nov 23

2013 Macau Motorcycle GP Up Close

Great Video from the 2013 Macau Motorcycle GP

Article by Anne DT

 

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If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the 2013 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix and would have liked to have seen it up close then you will love this video. Below is a YouTube sourced video of Didier Grams on a BMW S 1000RR in the 47th Macau Motorcycle GP.

He is incredibly fast on the 3.8-mile track and it is hard to believe that he only finished in 8th place. Didier completed 11 laps with a time of 27:41.181. His average speed was 90.65 mph. The 2013 Macau Motorcycle GP was won by the British racer, Ian Hutchinson, who completed the race in only 26:56:390.

Most of you guys would probably have preferred a camera mounted on the front of the bike instead of the back, so you wouldn’t have to stare at a guys ass for 2:36 minutes… but the video really gives you and appreciation for how physically challenging racing is and that track racing like this is definitely not just tuck and lean. So go ahead and study his… techniques and give it your best shot next time you go riding.  (On a track of course, obey your local traffic laws.)  One thing that you will notice is how early he transfers his weight ahead of each turn.

We love that Didier Grams mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to his BMW at the Macau Motorcycle GP, so we could all get a chance to get a feel for what it is like to race. If you want to record your next ride, you can check out some of the latest GoPro cameras here.

Finally if you would like a great behind the bars perspective of high performance riding, we believe this one we shared last year is still one of the best out there.

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