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MotoGP stars talk riding styles

If all riders are on the same tyres, all motorcycles have unified electronics and all riders are the most supremely talented riders on the planet, surely they’re going to punt their machines around world-class racetracks at 350km/h in more or less the same way. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In the case of the some of the hottest talent in MotoGP right now, there are so many variables which can make a rider either feel confident or uncomfortable on a motorcycle. And in the era of close racing and even tighter lap times, one or tenths of a second can mean the difference between a haul of world championship points and none at all.
We grab a word with some of the sport’s best and ask them to explain what it is about their unique riding style that makes them fast.

Full story in AMCN Vol 68 No 25 on sale Thursday 20 June