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    We need a moto gp thread. The 1st moto gp is today in Welkom in SA.

    Rossi takes pole at Phakisa
    Posted on 17 April 2004 - 18:50

    Three times world champion Valentino Rossi threw down the gauntlet to his critics at the South African motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday and slid his new Yamaha machine into pole position for Sunday's opening race.

    The flying Italian set a new record time of 1min 32.647sec at the Phakisa Freeway track in central South Africa in cool but sunny conditions, setting an early tone for this year's 16-race season.

    Following closely behind was Spain's Sete Gibernau, last year's winner here and Rossi's arch rival, Italian Max Biaggi in third.

    Both Honda riders will push hard to dethrone "The Doctor" around the high altitude 4.242 kilometre (2.636 mile) track on Sunday.

    But said Rossi shortly after the qualifier: "I am very, very happy with the pole position.

    "I have great confidence in this new adventure, but the race is only tomorrow."

    Starting on the second row of the grid will be Americans Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards, both on Hondas which confirm the Japanese manufacturer's dominance of the sport.

    The surprise of the day however, was Japanese rider Shinya Nakano on a Kawasaki, who finished in sixth position, the last spot on the second row and who seemed determined to change the team's flagging fortunes in the last few years of racing.

    Rossi, who will be keen to silence critics after his controversial move to the Yamaha M1 motorcycle - described as inferior to the last two Hondas that carried him to world championship victories - on Friday said he was surprised by his bike's performance.

    Should he win on Sunday, it will be the flamboyant London-based racer's 60th win since he started his Grand Prix career in 1996, racing 125cc machines.

    Qualifying was not without other dramas. German Alex Hofmann, on a Kawasaki, took a bad tumble after highsiding his bike before skidding off the track, but rejoined the race after taking his spare from the pits. Similarly, newcomer Ruben Xaus dumped his Ducati on the back of the track, but also rejoined later. None of the two riders were seriously injured.

    Frenchman Randy de Puniet, on an Aprilia, outsmarted the pack in the 250cc class to take pole with a time of 1min 35.300sec, followed by Argentina's Sebastian Porto, also on an Aprilia.

    In the 125cc class, a close session saw 15 riders finishing within a second from each other, with Andrea Dovizioso of Italy on a Honda in pole, with a time of 1min 40.942sec, followed by Roberto Locatelli, also from Italy on an Aprilia.


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    Valentino Rossi won the race it was a pretty good race. Biaggi pushed him till the end put rossi won it. Great win for yamaha their 1st since malaysia 2002.
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    Yes I am a keen follower of Moto GP and V.Rossi looked very emotional when he won,a great racer indeed!
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    Is Rossi the racer who likes inter? I saw in a program once a motoracer that lives in London and said he was a huge supporter of Inter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamed
    Is Rossi the racer who likes inter?
    Si.
    \"Inter is a lovely illness which leaves eternal scars\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antti
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamed
    Is Rossi the racer who likes inter?
    Si.
    That“s correct. The Doctor“s (Rossi) biggest rival (Max Biaggi) is Juventino. No wonder i have always disliked him.

    Biaggi has much better bike than Rossi have, but still Rossi beat him...again. Talking about a talent. This man can do anything he want with his bike.
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    There was a great battle on the weekend in the Italian GP between Rossi and Gibernau up until it started raining, which was such a shame coz they stopped the race. There was a restart and Rossi ended up winning, but it would have been great to see them fight it out without the break.

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    Rossi triumphs in Catalunya
    Posted on 14 June 2004 - 08:24

    © Getty ImagesItaly's Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), beat local hero Sete Gibernau (Honda), and third-placed Marco Melandri in the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday.

    Gibernau retained his overall lead in the world championship standings following this fifth event of the 16-race series, but Rossi has now moved to within five points of him in second spot. Italy's Max Biaggi, who finished eighth, is in third spot overall.

    Rossi also won a week ago in front of his own fans in Mugello when the long straights both there and here at the Montmelo circuit should theoretically have been a disadvantage to his Yamaha which has a slower top speed than his rival Hondas.

    Rossi got the best start but was overtaken by Gibernau, who was roared on by his home crowd, on the second of 25 laps. The front two quickly took complete command of the race with Biaggi dropping back. Brazil's Alex Barros managed to get past Biaggi but then fell on the sixth lap.

    Up ahead, Rossi and Gibernau swopped the lead several times but on the 23rd lap Rossi braked late and took the lead which proved to be the decisive manoeuvre in the race. Rossi fended off three attacks by the Catalan rider before crossing the line to take victory.

    France's Randy de Puniet, riding an Aprilia, won the 250cc race ahead of Spanish Honda riders Daniel Pedrosa and Toni Elias, and Spain's Hector Barbera, also riding an Aprilia, won the 125cc race ahead of Italy's Andrea Dovizioso, on a Honda, and Aprilia rider Pablo Nieto of Spain.
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    Rossi has won the Moto GP title again - Congrats

    Rossi wins to retain world title

    Valentino Rossi took victory in the Australian MotoGP to claim the world title for the fourth year in a row. Rossi only needed to finish second at Phillip Island but put a daring passing move on rival Sete Gibernau on the last lap to take the chequered flag.

    The Italian gave Yamaha their first world crown since 1992 and became only the second rider to win consecutive titles with different manufacturers. Loris Capirossi was third for Ducati, just ahead of Honda's Colin Edwards.

    Rossi staged a two-man duel with Honda rider Gibernau from the start of the 27-lap race and the two men exchanged the lead several times in the closing stages. The 25-year-old Italian won by just 0.097 seconds, with Capirossi more than 10 seconds behind Rossi.

    "It's incredible. I had to fight until the last lap," Rossi told BBC Sport.

    "Second place would have been enough but I waited. With less fuel the bike started to ride very well and we saw what happened."

    Gibernau said: "We tried our best but we had some trouble with the engine delivery.

    "We did a good race but I think it could have been better if we'd not had the problems."

    However, it was Rossi's eighth victory of the season and his 100th podium finish in 139 starts in the three different classes of GP racing. Only five riders in the 56-year history of the sport have more podium finishes than Rossi - Giacomo Agostini (159), Angel Nieto (139), Phil Read (121), Mike Hailwood (112) and Max Biaggi (106).

    Rossi now has 41 wins from 79 starts for a winning percentage of 51.8%, far superior to that of Australian five-times world champion Mick Doohan (39.4%).

    The final race of the season will take place in Valencia on 31 October.

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    Wtf is this thread so dead?

    Tommorow is the first race of the 2006 season. Rossi starting from 9th. The Ducatis are looking impressive, aswell as the Kawasakis.

    Hope Valentino and Loris both have a great race tommorow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robson ponte
    Wtf is this thread so dead?

    Tommorow is the first race of the 2006 season. Rossi starting from 9th. The Ducatis are looking impressive, aswell as the Kawasakis.

    Hope Valentino and Loris both have a great race tommorow.
    Valentino is extraordinary but he still needs one "title" - the most victories during one season - Mike Doonham is still first in historical stats

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    In 125 and 250 cc 2 victories for spain; 2nd place in moto GP - now I know why there will be 3 GP in Spain (Jerez, Barcelona, Valencia)

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    Yeah, it used to be Italians doing this but now Spanish are doing a comeback.
    Well done Pedrosa.

    I'm sad for Valentino Rossi since he fell and couldn't put up a fight for the victory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi
    Yeah, it used to be Italians doing this but now Spanish are doing a comeback.
    Well done Pedrosa.

    I'm sad for Valentino Rossi since he fell and couldn't put up a fight for the victory.
    No doubt Valentino will be champion. He will fight to get world title N° 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by majkiZV
    No doubt Valentino will be champion. He will fight to get world title N° 8
    I hope so, I really like him, plus I read (I'm not sure, but I think it was Frisko who wrote it) that he is an Interista

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi
    I hope so, I really like him, plus I read (I'm not sure, but I think it was Frisko who wrote it) that he is an Interista
    My schoolmate who hates inter & rossi (supports bbilan ) said it but i thought he was joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi
    I hope so, I really like him, plus I read (I'm not sure, but I think it was Frisko who wrote it) that he is an Interista
    Another reason why I should love him

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    lol if only we could translate the success of Rossi into inter and let Biagi represent Juve then things would be normal in this world


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi
    I hope so, I really like him, plus I read (I'm not sure, but I think it was Frisko who wrote it) that he is an Interista
    He is an interista. During last season on the weekly highlight show they talked to him after the derby and he was in his inter yersey and all.
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