We’re fans of MotoGP racing. We’re also fans of infographics. Combine the two with the fact that we’re illustrators by trade and you’ve got yerself these info-packed visual aids. The lead image is a fantastical imagination of what a circuit may look like if you combine all of the MotoGP tracks in the 2015 Championship into one Super Circuit (we can dream).
We marvel at the stance that pro motorcycle riders achieve as they dive into turns or wheelie in celebration. It’s hard to visually separate their ‘pose’ from the overall composition of bike-and-rider, so we removed the motorcycles! See how we’ve used PhotoShop on existing photos to highlight only the riders’ form on invisible motorcycles…
In motorcycle racing, you gotta get small to go fast. These racers try to shave off tenths and hundredths of seconds by staying tucked and wrapped around their bikes. At full throttle down the straight, your helmet could act like a drag racer’s parachute. Have a look and admire the effort these guys put into getting aerodynamic.
We cheer for the underdog. We like racing stories where privateers bump bars and battle with the factory teams. In the documentary film about Italian motorcycle builder/designer, Giancarlo Morbidelli, a David vs Goliath story is told. Read on for more insight into this “story of men and fast motorcycles.”
During MotoGP weekend in Indianapolis, the motorcycle scene comes alive. One of the happening spots is Meridian Street spanning several blocks from Monument Circle down to Union Station. Here’s a sampling of photos we captured during Indy’s biggest motorcycle street gathering Motorcycles On Meridian.