Really Fast Motorcycle Racing In Really Slow Motion

It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Casey Stoner during his stellar motorcycle racing career.

Stoner began racing bikes from a young age and moved to the UK to give his career a forward shove, and after getting his first taste of international competition in 2002, Stoner took home the MotoGP World Championship title in 2007 for Ducati Corse – and then followed up with a dominant season to take his second world championship title in 2011 riding for Repsol Honda.

Stoner has said in the past that he’d prefer a life outside the limelight in favor of letting his riding do the talking.

In a recent interview with Australian Motorcycle News, said, given his choice, he’d head back to quieter times and racing in the 500cc class.

“Back in those days, it was just racing – Doohan, Rainey, Schwantz, Gardner, Lawson – not half as much bullshit as now,” Stoner said. “That was the life.”

So how does he do it?

If you watch closely as a MotoGP race is run in real time – and you’re a keen observer – you’ll note a wide variety of riding styles and lines the riders choose. Lots of body-english, and the races happen at such lightning speeds that’s it’s nearly impossible to apprehend everything that’s going on.

What happens if you slow all the action down by about 50 times?

You get this, The Art of Speed.

Red Bull  took their cameras out to do these Red Bull Moments, and as part of the shoots, they captured Casey Stoner at 1,000 fps slow-motion during the  Catalan GP, and it’s astonishing to see what’s really going on as the MotoGP rider tears up the track.

Casey Stoner’s MotoGP Career Results

2001125ccHonda RS125R20000429th
2002250ccAprilia RS250Team LCR1500006812th
2003125ccAprilia RS125Team LCR1414121258th
2004125ccKTM 125 FPRRed Bull KTM1416111455th
2005250ccAprilia RSA 250Team LCR16510212542nd
2006MotoGPHonda RC211VTeam LCR1601101198th
2007MotoGPDucati GP7Ducati Corse181014563671st1
2008MotoGPDucati GP8Ducati Corse18611992802nd
2009MotoGPDucati GP9Ducati Corse1348322204th
2010MotoGPDucati GP10Ducati Corse1839432254th
2011MotoGPHonda RC212VRepsol Honda1710161273501st1

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