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    Quote Originally Posted by fratelliferrari View Post
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    It plays fine on my iPhone.
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    Anyone have a working video of Rossi's last few laps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJTaurus View Post
    It plays fine on my iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso View Post
    Anyone have a working video of Rossi's last few laps?

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso View Post
    Anyone?
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    Holy cow!

    Thanks Rob, mate!

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    Vale!

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    Rossi is a genius.

    The Ducati boys are pretty good, too. (All Italia podium )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso View Post
    Rossi is a genius.

    The Ducati boys are pretty good, too. (All Italia podium )
    Now BT sports has it. I have not even watched a single race this year. Shame as it looks Vale will claim another title and this is looking like one of, if not the best season he has had for very very long time.
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    Silverstone (UK), 30th August 2015

    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi mastered the MotoGP field under difficult conditions, taking his first victory at Silverstone to continue his streak of consecutive podiums finishes this season, making it twelve. Jorge Lorenzo encountered some difficulties but fought bravely at the British Grand Prix to claim a solid fourth place.

    Tension built as rain picked up just as the race was about to start. The race was declared dry, so all riders had to make the agonising choice whether they would start from pit lane on a wet setting or on slicks from the grid. However, after the warm up lap all riders decided to come into pit lane to swop bikes, making race direction decide to delay the start and reduce the race to 20 laps.

    Twenty-five minutes later the MotoGP field lined up on the grid for a second attempt, this time prepared for a wet race. Rossi was the fastest man in similar conditions in the morning warm up and quickly fought his way up the order from his fourth place grid position. The Doctor moved into third position to hunt down Marc Marquez, passing him with a brilliant move at the start of the second lap.

    The nine-time World Champion then set his sights on his teammate and increased his pace. He made the audience cheer when he took over the lead, posting a 2’21.807, the fastest lap of the race thus far. Under pressure from Marquez, he continued to pick up the pace and used his experience to keep his rival at bay until the Spaniard crashed out with eight laps to go, but the race wasn’t won yet.

    Rossi kept pushing on as Danilo Petrucci started closing in, towing Andrea Dovizioso. Aware of the threat the Doctor managed a gap of more than 1.5s perfectly. With two laps remaining Rossi raised the bar and expanded his margin by nearly one and a half second to take a faultless victory by 3.010s.

    Teammate Lorenzo also had a strong start from second on the grid. He shot off the line to take the holeshot into first turn and kept the lead when he crossed the line for the first time. He was passed by Rossi and Marquez on the second lap, moving him down to third. Lorenzo did well to remain seated on his bike when he bashed fairings with Pol Espagrarò two laps later, but lost valuable time and was unable to make up the gap that was created between him and the top two.

    The Majorcan continued to have a challenging outing as his visor fogged up. Continuing the race with impaired vision, he got involved in a scrap with Petrucci, Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa for third place. Lorenzo fell back to sixth, but kept his fighting spirit and with seven laps left he got a second wind. With Marquez crashed out he found himself back in fifth place and fought his way back to fourth position, which he held over the line, 5.726 s off his teammate.

    Rossi's first place earns him 25 points, while Lorenzo's fourth fourth place of the year adds 13 points to his score. These results put the Doctor back in the lead of the championship with 236 points, 12 points ahead of Lorenzo in second place with a 224 points total.
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    Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi - my two favourites.




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    What a race!! Probably best race I've seen in a decade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishu View Post
    What a race!! Probably best race I've seen in a decade
    Yeah that was insane! 2 races to go; come on, Vale!

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    He can win title?
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    He can.

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    What I saw, Rossi kicked Marquez out of the race. Poor from the legend.
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    Vale going to get a penalty or disqualified for that, shades of Schumi '94 or '97...

    Blatently kicked Marquez off his bike...!!

    Edit - Vale gets 3 penalty points and to start from back of grid in Valencia...
    Last edited by Tobes; 25th October 2015 at 09:49.
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    Off topic-Did anyone watch the malaysian motogp race?
    Rossi surely seems to have lost his marbles.Relegated to the back of the field for valencia.All year's hardwork coming undone with one move.He has surely gifted the championship to Jorge.

    What a way to tarnish a great legacy .

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    Rossi kicks his fan off the bike because he's convinced the guy wants him to lose the championship...

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    Though obviously Marquez hit Rossi's knee with his head first, it was more like a reaction from Rossi....

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    Didn't watch the race but just read it on twitter!!!
    Devastated news!!!!!!!Attachment 6540
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    Marquez was having a totally unsportsmanlike approach all the time. First he let Lorenzo pass, then he was obstructing Rossi's race. Marquez goal clearly was to slow down Rossi and keep him from fighting with Jorge. He was racing for Lorenzo not for himself. What an arrogant brat, going with moves like that against a legend like Rossi. But of course, Rossi should've known better. Its a shame his frustration got a hold of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Marquez was having a totally unsportsmanlike approach all the time. First he let Lorenzo pass, then he was obstructing Rossi's race. Marquez goal clearly was to slow down Rossi and keep him from fighting with Jorge. He was racing for Lorenzo not for himself. What an arrogant brat, going with moves like that against a legend like Rossi. But of course, Rossi should've known better. Its a shame his frustration got a hold of him.
    I totally support Rossi on this!!! Full time!!! Any way he didn't do anything. Marquez hit him and fell down. His fault, he should have drive more careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    Marquez was having a totally unsportsmanlike approach all the time. First he let Lorenzo pass, then he was obstructing Rossi's race. Marquez goal clearly was to slow down Rossi and keep him from fighting with Jorge. He was racing for Lorenzo not for himself. What an arrogant brat, going with moves like that against a legend like Rossi. But of course, Rossi should've known better. Its a shame his frustration got a hold of him.
    Well we would never know if marc had ulterior motives.Rossi should have let it go.The worst could have been watching his lead trimmed to 3 points.But now there is no way he can win the title starting last.Took the pressure off of lorenzo completely.This will be forever remembered as the moment Rossi blew his 10th title chances

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    The race director just said ,even though Marquez says he was running a normal race,he believes Marc was trying to affect Rossi's race,albeit keeping within the rules of racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by fadyferrari View Post
    The race director just said ,even though Marquez says he was running a normal race,he believes Marc was trying to affect Rossi's race,albeit keeping within the rules of racing
    That's the way I see it too, I really want Vale to get that 10th championship, he is a real legend. At least they got some action, more than can be said for F1 yesterday, although the pit crews were enjoying themselves. Let's hope we can retrieve something today, if we get the chance, but I really worry if it's still wet and we've got those penalties to add to the possible mayhem. Forza ragazzi, whatever.

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    MotoGP™ Race Director Mike Webb explains Race Direction’s decision after the clash between Rossi and Marquez at the Malaysian GP.
    After the on-track clash at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez that saw the latter crash, MotoGP™ Race Director Mike Webb explains Race Direction’s decision:

    What was Race Direction’s decision and view on the incident?
    “The decision is that Race Direction has imposed three penalty points on Valentino Rossi for irresponsible riding, that is, deliberately causing contact. Deliberately running wide in a corner in order to try and force another rider off line. The result was a crash and so it’s irresponsible riding causing a crash and for that we have imposed three penalty points on Rossi.

    "It looked like we were going to have a great race, but unfortunately it ended in an incident that’s controversial. I have to say that the Movistar Yamaha team have appealed against Race Direction’s decision, so now that appeal will be heard by FIM stewards.”

    What were the views that the riders expressed to race direction?
    “I can give you a general feeling rather than a quote from our hearing, because obviously it a closed door hearing. Marc explained that he was riding his normal race waiting for the tyres to feel good and going fast when he could and slowing down when he had to.

    "Valentino was of the opinion that Marc was deliberately slowing the pace of the race down and doing so unfairly. We listened to both riders; our opinion was that there was some fault on both sides, but as far as the rulebook goes Marquez did not make any contact, did not break any rules as such, but we feel that his behaviour was causing problems to Rossi who reacted. Unfortunately he reacted in a way that is against the rules.”

    Movistar Yamaha are now appealing, what are the next steps if the appeal is accepted or rejected?
    “The FIM stewards here at the race will hear the appeal. There is a time limit of 30 minutes to lodge an appeal, that’s been done. The appeal is underway and they will hear it as soon as possible within the next 30 minutes.
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    There are videos on yt with the camera above drivers. Marc was first trying to touch vale with his head. His is the first moving first into Rossi.

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    Is it true that Rossi is considering not to race in Valencia?

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