All posts by Dan Netting

How Close Should We Sit to the Tank? Different Approaches & Their Benefits

Seating position can be a nuanced affair for each and every rider, with big differences being observable even from the best riders in the world. In this article I wanted to touch on one particular facet of seating position and how that can help or hinder your ability to do a good job on the […]

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Learning to Trust Your Tyres Through Technique & Experience

The biggest fears in track riding that prevent riders from going faster almost always centre around the rider in question not having faith in the round sticky hoops fitted to their motorcycle. “How far can I lean the bike? How much brakes can I use? How much power is safe when exiting a corner?” These […]

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Using Other Riders to Gauge Your Speed and Uncover Weaknesses

One of the biggest roadblocks to making improvements and going faster on the track is knowing just where you need to focus your efforts to make progress. Basically, finding out where your weaknesses lie. When you’re riding around on your personal limit, you can often be left with a feeling of helplessness upon returning to […]

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How Early Lower Body Setup Simplifies Corner Entry

A common mistake you see among less experienced riders is the tendency to set their body position for the corner too late, sometimes to the point of moving around just as they begin steering, or sometimes even after that point. Here I just wanted to go over the benefits of getting set up earlier, along […]

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What Can We Learn from MotoGP Riders, and Should We Copy them?

They’re the best riders in the world, so surely we should be doing exactly what they’re doing, right? Not necessarily. In this article we’re going to go into what we can take away from the motorcycling elite to benefit us in our own riding, and why you shouldn’t really be looking to carbon copy exactly […]

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Panic and Nervousness in the Pits: How to Deal With it

What we do is dangerous. Plain and simple. We’re riding a machine at speeds that would land us in prison on the road, and where making a mistake could mean jumping off that bike and doing a whole heap of damage to one of your favourite possessions, as well as yourself, both of which could […]

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Bike Issue or Rider Issue? Get Greater Results by Focusing on the Right Tool

There are numerous things that go into making a rider fast. One huge part is, quite obviously, a well maintained and setup machine that’s capable of doing the job you’re asking it to do. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, and given the extraordinary level that performance machines sit at right off the shelf, you […]

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Throttle Control Timing: When to Open the Throttle Mid-Corner

Most riders that have taken some time to learn about track riding technique will know that we want to be getting back to the throttle in the middle section of the corner to stabilise the bike, stop it slowing down and eventually begin our exit drive. However, what they often won’t understand is the timing […]

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Why Slower Corners Are Generally Harder, and How to Make them Easier

While I’m sure they’re out there somewhere, in my 10 years of riding on the track I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say they like very slow corners. As motorcycle riders we tend to prefer faster, flowing circuits rather than tracks with a more ‘stop-start’ nature. There’ll be a few reasons why that is, […]

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Sports Bike VS Naked (or Similar) Body Position: What Changes?

A sports bike is the standard bike in the track riding world for obvious reasons. As such, the vast majority of teaching is done from the perspective that you also have a sports bike. This isn’t a problem for most of the core skills of riding a motorcycle quickly, but with their altered geometry and […]

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