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Weekend Awesome – The Immaculate Scrub

This week’s video comes to us from an FIM World Motocross Championship round in Teutschenthal, Germany, in May. Championship leader Tim Gasjer performed an absolutely filthy scrub, turning his bike horizontal and scraping his knee on the dirt just before he takes off.

Pioneered by James “Bubba” Stewart, the “Bubba Scrub” is a popular technique where a rider essentially crashes at high speed at the lip of a jump. The horizontal position keeps the bike low to the ground, keeping a faster velocity through the air before landing.

Gasjer was carrying more speed going up than #77 Alessandro Lupino as they start the incline but you can see how much farther ahead he gets before he lands.

Maybe they should rename it the Gajser Scrub.

Dennis Chung

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