Turn 11 At Laguna: WSBK Machines Star In Soup’s “Variations of the Same Theme”

Riding Yam’ apparently requires ‘asses and elbows’ riding style exiting T-11


Chaz Davies on the Ducati. Being sort of tall he already has a bunch of body weight over the front of the bike in the run to turn one/hill one. Tim Huntington
Jake Gagne on the CBR: still learning.
Josh Herrin needs to get the most amount of weight over the front end so he is jacked off the seat and pushing hard with his feet. Tim Huntington

 

Tim Huntington

 

Same with Lowes … Tim Huntington
Laguna Seca is becoming old hat for Rea, a rider who once struggled at Laguna. He’s learned to set up for turn six–the left hander going up the hill, and to keep it wide open over turn one. Tim Huntington
In contrast to his teammate Rea who is the size of a large jockey, Sykes is quite large. He can plant himself anywhere on the bike and get good acceleration. Tim Huntington

 

Tim Huntington

 

At Laguna Seca, for a rider, the section from turn two to turn five is flat and basically a ‘get through it zone’. Turn 11 and turn one are key to a fast lap. Good exit from 11, pick your line and basically hold it wide open over turn one — if you have the nad. Tim Huntington


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