Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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IMO Passing has several "levels" to it. But I don't see it as "techniques" really, maybe I should.
One thing I try to teach riders is to NEVER follow another rider, unless it's a control rider or instructor. Otherwise you may/will fall victim to the lead riders pace, line, mistakes, braking points etc...
You should also be slightly inside or outside another rider, you will find a LOT of passes come due to mistakes of the lead rider. Things like hesitating to roll on the throttle, false neutrals, bad shift points, pushing the front, too much rear slide/not enough drive (in comparison to your drive). These things aren't anything that you did as a technique yet resulted in a pass.
I've posted videos in the past showing great examples of this, but I am exhausted and flying home in the morning lol
The most important thing is ALWAYS think you are going to pass the lead rider, and pass them NOW! Hesitation is your worst enemy. It sacrifices your drive, your confidence, momentum and rhythm.
If you catch a slower rider have the confidence knowing that you caught them, don't think! ATTACK! If you thought about the pass you just lost time.
It becomes habit.