MotoGP rider achieves long-held goal by getting his 'head down'
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Going straight to the top of our '2018's weirdest motorsport pictures' list is this bizarre image of British MotoGP rider Scott Redding scarping his helmet on the ground.
MotoGP.com published the incredible photo of Redding's 'head down' moment in a free practice session for the German Grand Prix last weekend, and the 25-year-old has since shared it on social media declaring the act was deliberate and the picture was planned.
According to Redding, last weekend wasn't the first time hes pulled off the move, but he wanted to achieve the feet once more in the world's premier two-wheel category before he leaves the MotoGP paddock at the end of this season.
“I nailed it,” said Redding.
“(I’ve been planning it) a long time. I did it in Valencia, but it was only a little touch. That was on a soft tyre with a small bike, so that was cheating.
“So I thought, f**k this, I need to do it before I leave the paddock this year, I need to get it down.
“I’ve been trying to do it all weekend and I’m like, ‘Come on!’
“I said to the photographer, ‘get in that corner, because it’s happening’.
“I went in, and I leant more, and I thought, ‘F**king hell, where is it?!’ Then ‘krrcchhh’.
“There it is. Nailed it! Mission accomplished this morning.”
Memories. pic.twitter.com/FKZh6V3eVv— ReddingPower (@Reddingpower) July 15, 2018