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Photo of the Day: Powerslide by Randy Mamola


The year is 1988. The rider: Randy Mamola. On his Cagiva 500 in the motoGP class, Randy was amazing. The C588 was technological marvel being the first GP bike with sealed rear casing. It also had an aluminum frame and rear swingarm bent. At the Belgium Spa Grand Prix, Cagiva won it’s first podium with the C 588 (Wayne Gardner was the winer). GP bikes of that era were monsters. Packing around 170HP from the two stroke engine, they were notoriously hard to drive. To do a powerdrift – even more so. That is why this picture is so spectacular. Bike control, body balance and gravity – it’s all there, executed with surgical precision. Only Randy…

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2 comments

  1. Now, if I could only get this as a 4′ x 3′ poster…

  2. Or, a 5′ x 3′…

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