GyroCam: Take a Flying Lap Around the Macau GP Circuit

11/17/2013 @ 2:41 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

GyroCam: Take a Flying Lap Around the Macau GP Circuit didier grams macau gp gyroscope video 635x355

The Macau GP is just nuts, let’s just get that thought out and up front. A proper road race on, you know, the road…it boggles the mind to think that competitors at Macau share the circuit’s near four-mile course length with each other, unlike the Isle of Man TT’s single-rider time trial format.

This of course means riders are angling for apexes with each other, all the while there is virtually no run-off to be seen. No margin for error, triple-digit speeds, and 200+ horsepower machines — like we said, the Macau GP is just nuts.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look for yourself with this excellent on-board footage from eighth-place finisher Didier Grams and his gyros-stablized camera. It’s epic to watch the armco go flying by while this talented German rider does his thing.

Source: Franky19Racing (YouTube)

Comment:

  1. TexusTim says:

    man thats just nuts…no place to go down or pinch an apex to close.
    is that riders nickname “sparkass” ?…lol

  2. Norm G. says:

    why does it look sped up…? it’s the Guia circuit, no footage manipulation required.

  3. TheSwede says:

    @ Norm

    Just looks that way because you’re not used to seeing a ton of reference points that close to the track. Race tracks are surrounded by grass with lots of run-off before you get to the barriers, rather than barriers at the edge of the track with all the goings on of a city on the other side.

  4. It’s not sped up. Check the lap time.

  5. jet says:

    Dam ! 2;37 left me breathless,no mercy for the faint or weak,this is a Dead Man’s street treat.

  6. Adrian says:

    No room for error! 0/10 safety in this “track”. If I was a rider I would protest by not racing in it, no matter what the media says!!!!

  7. Slangbuster says:

    Congratulations to Jeremy Toye from San Diego CA finishing 6th on his BMW in the mix with some pretty fast boys I’d say. Good Job!

  8. Norm G. says:

    re: “Just looks that way because you’re not used to seeing a ton of reference points that close to the track.”

    no worries, I’ve already stripped the footage of it’s audio and re-encoded with the BENNY HILL theme. we’re good.

  9. banger says:

    Norm, why are you such a doofus ?