MotoGP » PIC: Marc Marquez gets elbow down - in the wet!

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the way he leans off a bike with his body over the side low reminds me so much of a young Randy mamola... of course the tyres in his day didnt allow quite as much lean angle but mostly it was the power characteristics of the big two strokes that negated quite so much lean angle for elbow down but there were guys experimenting with elbow down back then ( ruggia late 80s, robinson 90s) but whilst the tyres had the grip for the lean angles on the 250s they didnt have the compound technology they have now to hold higher torque from the bigger engines at such angles.. the emphasis was to spend as little time on the side of the tyre as possible...todays electronics and tyre compounds are allowing this elbow down style to be incorporated effectively and i believe...helping to advance a more effective riding technique into the premier class .... and marques is in the right place at the right time with the right skill levels to create the next level...

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