Get your elbow down
Wild-riding Scott Redding has also got his head down, too
Òhope 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, itõs just there and it happens.
ÒIN some places it happens easily, like at Barcelona because of the high kerbs Ð I just canõt 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!
Òyou 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 Ð that took balls! It took two attempts Ð I got my shoulder down, not trying, it just happened trying to get the bike to turn Ð then my mate Callum said ‘You could get your head down too.õ
ÒIF 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 didnõt work the first time, but made another lunge Ð and made history!ó