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Who is considered the first rider that introduced knee draging to the GPs?

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You all found it :)

Elo, you found it first but you didn't read it and Tigertex answered correctly ;) That was funny :D
Jarno Saarinen from Finland was the first rider to try this technique in road racing. He was an ice racer before moving to roadracing, and was used to doing the same on ice.
He would have won the 1973 championship for Yamaha, but got killed at the Monza GP. He was a great talent, a natural rider as they called him, and incredibly fast, it's a great pitty he lost his life so soon :(

After him it was Kenny Roberts who continued using this technique and perfected it.

Nice picture titomike!

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