How the hell do you... Get your elbow down?

Published: 12 December 2016

The world’s leading professional nutcases, daredevils and racing heroes reveal their expert knowledge on the most ridiculous biking feats you can imagine in MCN’s 20-part, once a week special. Don’t try this at home!

Here's part 17

Answered by Scott Redding – Wild-riding Scott Redding has also got his head down, too

Hope for the best? The first time I did it was on a 125 at Mugello, but then in Moto2 it became common, because of the riding style and the greater lean angle. It just comes naturally though, it’s just there and it happens.

In some places it happens easily, like at Barcelona because of the high kerbs – I just can’t help doing it. And last year on the Honda, because it was so small, lots of times  I had my elbow on the floor but my knee was off the deck, tucked inside my elbow!

You just lean it over, hang off it, have some heat in the tyres and go for it!


Getting my head down was a different story though – that took balls! It took me two attempts – I got my shoulder down, not trying, it just happened trying to get the bike to turn – then my mate Callim said ‘You could get your head down there too.’

If I had crashed doing it I would have been an idiot, so I tried after qualifying. I went in slower, which made it harder, and I panicked a little when it didn’t work the first time, made another lunge, and made history! 


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