Here’s the top three Garry McCoy slides from YouTube. Watch ’em and weep!
When it comes to sliding a bike, Garry McCoy was the pioneer in MotoGP. On two-strokes, then four, McCoy used his dirt track skills to get a bike turned quicker coming out of a corner. While commentators were up in arms about how this technique would destroy tyres, the reverse was true – this was a method employed by McCoy to get the best from his tyres. Injury and a slow decline into worse rides means we only saw the best of McCoy fleetingly. You want proff? Check out the world standings from back in 2000.
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Valentino Rossi reckons that following McCoy was one of the most amazing things he’d done at the time, and would purposely sit back and watch – rather than overtake! Anyway, enough blathering on – enjoy!
Ah, the classic on the Red Bull Yamaha when sliding hadn’t yet been invented!
Excuse the shouty music on this one…
And on the Kawasaki MotoGP bike, a machine made for the art!