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The pair won the race despite Rossi's lack of experience racing superbikes. In , cc two-strokes were still allowed, but saw the beginning of the cc four-stroke MotoGP class, after which the cc machines essentially became obsolete.
The inaugural year for the MotoGP bikes was , when riders experienced teething problems getting used to the new bikes. Rossi started the year off strong and won the first race in wet conditions in Japan , beating several local riders who were racing as wildcards.
Rossi finished second in South Africa , where his teammate Tohru Ukawa took his first and only victory in the MotoGP class.
He then scored victories from the Spanish to the German rounds, including two pole positions at the Dutch and British GPs. Rossi went on to win eight of the first nine races of the season, eventually claiming 11 victories in total.
After a strong , Rossi continued to dominate in even though he got some competition from emerging Spaniard Sete Gibernau.
Rossi scored consistent podiums, took pole and won the first round of the season in Japan , but the race was marred by the death of Japanese rider Daijiro Kato who crashed at the R and hit the barrier at high speed in the ensuing Casio Triangle.
Rossi scored three pole positions in the next three races and finished second in France after battling with Gibernau, who overtook him on the last lap.
After Germany, Rossi won three more races and scored two more poles: a pole position converted into a victory came at the Czech Republic where he battled with championship rival Gibernau once more, Rossi overtaking him on the final lap to take victory by just 0.
Rossi ended his season in style by scoring three consecutive poles and race wins at the Malaysian , Australian and Valencian Community rounds. The Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island is considered by many observers to be one of Rossi's greatest career moments due to the unique circumstances.
After being given a ten-second penalty for overtaking Marco Melandri under yellow flags due to a crash by Ducati rider Troy Bayliss , front runner Rossi pulled away from the rest of the field after being informed of the penalty, eventually finishing more than 15 seconds ahead, overcoming the penalty and winning the race.
Rossi won the title in Malaysia, his third in the top class and fifth title overall, with two races remaining.
Partnered with increased scepticism that the reason for his success was the dominance of the RCV rather than Rossi, it was inevitable that Honda and Rossi would part.
Ducati did indeed try to seduce Rossi into riding their MotoGP bike, the Desmosedici , but for numerous reasons Rossi passed the offer up. Critics say that compared to the other manufacturers, Ducati had a significant way to go before being competitive even with Rossi at the helm.
This proved to be the truth with Ducati's lacklustre performance in the season, which had actually been worse than their inaugural year in MotoGP in In his autobiography, What If I'd Never Tried It?
Rossi made the switch from Honda to Yamaha and signed a two-year contract with the team. With the traditional first venue of the season at Suzuka having been taken off the calendar due to safety concerns following the fatal accident of Daijiro Kato last year, the season started at Welkom in South Africa.
Rossi took the pole on Saturday and won the South African race after a hard-fought battle with Max Biaggi , becoming the first ever rider to win consecutive races with different manufacturers, having won the final race of the previous season on his Honda bike.
Arriving at the Rio de Janeiro race, Rossi crashed out when he lost the front of his M1 and slid into the gravel whilst battling with Makoto Tamada , Max Biaggi , Nicky Hayden and Alex Barros , forcing him to retire from the race in the process.
At the inaugural Qatar round, controversy arose when Rossi's team was penalised by starting at the back of the grid for grid cleaning.
Gibernau won the race, whilst Rossi crashed out of the race when he was in sixth position. Rossi finished first with points to Gibernau's , with Max Biaggi third with points.
He clinched his third MotoGP, fourth top class and sixth overall championship at the penultimate race of the season at Phillip Island , beating Gibernau by just 0.
In , Rossi and the Factory Yamaha team proved to be even more dominant than the year before. Rossi immediately began the season by capturing pole and winning the first round in Spain in a controversial manner, colliding with the Gresini Honda of Sete Gibernau on the last lap.
At the first United States round since , Rossi struggled and finish in third place whilst local hero Nicky Hayden won the race.
Rossi's first and only non-podium and retirement of the season came at the Japanese round, when he collided with Marco Melandri during a failed overtaking attempt.
Rossi finished the season in first place with a total of points, points ahead of second-place finisher Marco Melandri and captured his fourth MotoGP, fifth top class and seventh overall championship in Sepang with four races remaining.
The season started off with Rossi once again being the favourite to win the title. He rejoined the race but only managed to finish 14th. Going into the third round in China , disaster would strike again when he was forced to retire after he moved up from thirteenth to fifth and was battling with Colin Edwards and John Hopkins for third position.
A chunk of rubber from his front tyre had been thrown on his front fender, knocking it off the motorbike. After climbing his way back up to second, Rossi overtook Hopkins on the fifth lap and started to pull a gap from Pedrosa after Hopkins lost the front of his Suzuki at an off-camber right-hander on lap 10 and retired.
He was leading comfortably in first place with a gap of over three seconds until his Yamaha had a mechanical problem on lap 21, forcing Rossi to retire for the second consecutive race.
Rossi would leave Le Mans being eighth in the standings with a points deficit to Nicky Hayden. After these two disappointing races, Rossi bounced back by scoring two wins: a regular victory in Italy and a pole-victory in Catalunya.
The race was won by Nicky Hayden, who battled with Yamaha teammate Colin Edwards on the last lap. Edwards tried to lunge past Hayden, but ran wide onto the gravel and eventually fell at the last corner.
With the disappointing result at Assen, Rossi took second place in Great Britain and another win in Germany , fighting tooth and nail with the three Honda's of Marco Melandri , Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa.
This extended Hayden's lead over Rossi with 34 points from 17 to 51, dropping Rossi to fourth in the championship.
Going into round 12 in the Czech Republic , Rossi picked up a pole and a second place, and then won the next round in Malaysia.
A third place in Australia and a further second position in Japan saw the points lead of Hayden reduced from 51 points at Laguna Seca to 12 points in Motegi, with Rossi moving from fourth to second in the championship standings.
Going into the penultimate round of the season in Portugal , Rossi took pole position on Saturday. On Sunday, Hayden was taken out by his teammate Dani Pedrosa on lap 5, causing both riders to retire.
At the final race of the season, the Valencian Community round, Rossi needed to finish in second place or higher to win the title.
He took the second consecutive pole position on Saturday whilst Hayden could only qualify fifth. On lap five, he made a mistake, lost the front wheel of his M1 and slid out of contention.
He managed to get going again, but it would be to no avail: Rossi only managed to finish 13th, collecting points as a result and lost the title to Nicky Hayden by five points.
The race was won by wildcard rider Troy Bayliss , who replaced the injured Sete Gibernau. After Rossi lost the title in , he nonetheless tried again in as he was still one of the favourites to win the championship.
The bike power was reduced from cc to cc for this season and over the winter, Yamaha worked on a new bike fitting these specifications for both Rossi and Colin Edwards.
Stoner led every lap, won the race and gained a point lead over Rossi in the process. Rossi, once again finding himself on the backfoot in the championship, responded in China by setting another pole position on Saturday and finishing in second place after battling hard with Stoner.
The Australian, who made good use of the straight line speed of the Ducati on the long straight, blasted past Rossi every time he got overtaken earlier on the circuit.
Rossi initially started well and even overtook Stoner in the early part of the race to make a break but when the rain intensified, Rossi and his YZR-M1 struggled and were overtaken by Stoner, Randy de Puniet , Sylvain Guintoli and later also Nicky Hayden , Dani Pedrosa and Alex Hofmann.
Rossi eventually finished in sixth whilst Stoner crossed the line in third, extending his championship lead by 21 points. In Italy , he won his first race of the season and at round seven in Catalunya , Rossi took his fourth and final pole of the season.
After Rossi's great win in Assen, bad luck struck him when he crashed on lap five of the German round and was forced to retire.
He had made a poor start, dropping him from sixth to ninth on lap one, but was quick to regain two positions before struggling to pass Randy de Puniet for sixth position.
When Rossi tried to squeeze his bike next to the Kawasaki of de Puniet, he lost the front of his M1 at low speed through a long right-hander and slid into the gravel.
Rossi retired once again at the new San Marino venue whilst Stoner took his eighth win of the season, extending his championship lead from 60 to 85 points.
Rossi worked his way up from fifth to third on the opening lap, overtaking Stoner on lap nine after Pedrosa did the same two laps earlier. He then overtook Pedrosa on lap ten and a fight commenced where Pedrosa re-overtook Rossi on lap 16, only taking the first spot back from the Spaniard with four laps left after he ran wide.
Rossi made a similar error and Pedrosa retook the lead just half a lap later. Pedrosa was still narrowly ahead but Rossi was better on the brakes and plunged down the inside of the first corner in turn one.
The move failed and he ran wide, but carried enough momentum to try the same move again a few corners later, this time succeeding.
Rossi crossed the line 0. At the Japanese round, Rossi suffered from braking problems on his second bike after all riders were forced to swap bikes due to the drying track, finishing in 13th position.
This was enough for Casey Stoner to become world champion after he finished the race in sixth position and gave him an unassailable lead in the championship.
He took 16th on lap seven and passed Shinya Nakano for 15th and thus the final point, but was forced to retire on lap 18 after his YZR-M1 suffered a technical problem, this marking his third DNF of the season.
Stoner dominated the season, winning ten races to take his first title, points clear of second place Dani Pedrosa. Rossi on the other hand, finished in third place with points, six less than in This was Rossi's lowest championship position since his first season in in the cc.
Pedrosa's win in the last race at Valencia combined with Rossi's retirement meant that he beat Rossi by a single point. After two frustrating seasons where Rossi and Yamaha lost the title for two consecutive seasons to Nicky Hayden 's Honda and Casey Stoner 's Ducati, critics started to doubt if he was capable of ever winning another title.
Rossi started the year with a fifth place in Qatar whilst Stoner won the race, prompting some to already suggest that it would be more of the same like last year.
Rossi finished third at the Portuguese round with his teammate Jorge Lorenzo winning after a late charge from Pedrosa was not enough to retake the lead.
After the good performances in Spain and Portugal, Rossi scored three consecutive victories: two regular victories at China and France and a pole-victory at the Italian round.
Approaching round 9 of the season, the Dutch GP was not a success for Rossi. He came to Assen with an point lead over runner-up Pedrosa but made a slow start from third on the grid, only to lose the back of his M1 machine on the entry of a tight left hand hairpin — his rear wheel sliding around and collecting Randy de Puniet 's LCR Honda, taking him out in the process.
Rossi remounted the bike and got going again but could only finish eleventh, handing the lead of the championship to Pedrosa by four points.
After the disappointing result in Assen, Rossi retook the lead of the title hunt in a rain-affected German round after Pedrosa crashed out of the wet track and Rossi came second, the race was won by Stoner.
Going into round 15 of the championship, Rossi needed to finish third or higher to win the title at Motegi. He started off poor, dropping from fourth to fifth on the grid but quickly made up ground by overtaking Jorge Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden on lap two before he hunted down his title rivals.
When Stoner made the pass on Pedrosa on lap six, Rossi did the same and went after Stoner until he made the race winning move on lap 14 under braking.
Rossi then pulled away from the Ducati rider to cross the line in first position and clinch his fifth MotoGP, sixth top class and eighth overall championship in Japan with three races remaining.
After Rossi wrapped up the title in Motegi with an unassailable lead of 92 points, he scored three more podiums: a second-place finish behind home hero Stoner in Australia , another win in Malaysia and a third place at the Valencian Community round.
Rossi finished first in the championship with points, 93 points ahead of second place Casey Stoner. After the unexpected success and title of Rossi in , many expected him to be a strong contender in Rossi took two consecutive second places: a regular podium in Qatar and a pole-podium in Japan , the race won by Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Rossi's first victory of the year came at the third round in Spain. Rossi started fourth, but overtook teammate Lorenzo for third on lap two, then made a second pass stick for second position on lap seven.
Race leader Pedrosa was ahead with 1. He made the victory pass at the Nieto corner to take a lead of 2. The French GP turned out to be a disaster for Rossi.
This handed the championship lead to Rossi's teammate Lorenzo who now is ahead of both Rossi and Stoner by just one point.
Things started to look better when Rossi registered a third position finish in Italy , but lost his sequence of seven consecutive victories at the venue.
At the United States GP, Rossi finished a close second behind surprise race winner Dani Pedrosa. On the penultimate lap, Rossi retook the lead and held off the Spaniard to claim win by a margin of 0.
At the next race in Great Britain , Rossi started from pole but was demoted to third on the first lap. This left Dovizioso and Rossi to battle it out, but as the rain intensified, so did their lead.
Both were ahead with 13 seconds, separating them and third place Randy de Puniet. However, it was not meant to be as Rossi spun out of the lead when the rear of his M1 span-out through the Fogarty Esses on lap 20, demoting him to eleventh and leaving Dovizioso almost ten seconds clear of de Puniet.
Rossi climbed up to fifth on the last lap, overtaking home hero James Toseland at the final turn, but the race victory went to the Honda of Andrea Dovizioso for the first time.
Rossi's first and only retirement came at Indianapolis when he crashed out of the race after being overtaken by the eventual winner Lorenzo on lap ten.
This win meant that Lorenzo had halved Rossi's title advantage to just 25 points with five rounds to go.
Lorenzo crashed on the opening lap after running into Nicky Hayden 's Honda, forcing him to retire. This widened the championship gap from 18 to 38 points with two rounds remaining.
At the penultimate round in Malaysia , Rossi scored another pole position on Saturday and a podium in the form of third place at the wet track in Sepang on race day, behind Stoner and Pedrosa.
This was enough for him to clinch his sixth MotoGP, seventh top class and ninth overall title over Jorge Lorenzo who started at the back of the grid and only managed to finish fourth, behind Rossi.
This gave him an unassailable lead of 45 points over Lorenzo. Rossi finished first in the championship with points, 72 points ahead of second-place Jorge Lorenzo.
Six wins was the lowest number of wins Rossi has had in a championship winning season; the previous minima were nine in in the cc class and , and in MotoGP.
Rossi also failed to win at Mugello for the first time since On 8 June , Rossi rode a Yamaha around the famous Snaefell Mountain Course in an exhibition lap at the Isle of Man TT alongside Agostini, in what was called 'The Lap of the Gods'.
He also performed the garlanding ceremony for the Superbike podium, bestowing the podium of John McGuinness , Steve Plater and Guy Martin.
With two consecutive titles won, Rossi was once again the favourite to win the championship going into the season and this seemed even more likely after he topped all but one of the pre-season testing sessions over the winter.
Rossi started off the first few races well. He won the first race of the season in Qatar after early leader Casey Stoner crashed out, took third place in Spain even though he had an injured shoulder sustained from a motocross accident two weeks earlier — the race being won by his teammate Jorge Lorenzo after a last-lap pass at the Dry Sack corner on Honda's Dani Pedrosa — and a pole-podium in the form of a second place in France where Lorenzo claimed back-to-back wins for the first time in his MotoGP career.
At round four in Italy , things took a turn for the worse for Rossi. He suffered a displaced compound fracture of his right tibia.
This crushed any hopes of him winning the title, and after post-surgical care close to his home in the hospital at Cattolica , it was clear that he was out of contention for the next two or three months.
Ahead of the British Grand Prix , Suzi Perry reported in her Daily Telegraph column that Rossi was planning on making a comeback at Brno.
At the conclusion of the session, Rossi complained of discomfort, reporting pain in both his leg and his shoulder. After an observation by the Chief Medical Officer on the Thursday before the German GP weekend and missing four rounds, Rossi returned in Germany and remarkably finished just off the podium in fourth position after losing out to Casey Stoner on the final corner, starting fifth.
The race was won by Lorenzo after Pedrosa crashed out of the lead. At his "home race" in San Marino , Rossi scored another third place behind race-winner Pedrosa and second-place Lorenzo.
The race was marred by the death of the Japanese Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa , who was hit at high speed by Alex de Angelis and Scott Redding after he fell at the fast right-hander of the Misano circuit on lap 12 and succumbed to his injuries later in the hospital.
He bounced back by scoring another third-place podium in Japan , the race being moved from April to October due to the disruption of air travel after the second eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.
Rossi battled with teammate Lorenzo for the bottom step of the podium during the race, which was won by Casey Stoner, but by now had a point lead in the championship over second place Dani Pedrosa.
In Malaysia , Rossi took a stunning victory by winning the race from eleventh position, battling with the Honda of Dovizioso for the win multiple times.
Rossi had qualified sixth, but lost multiple positions in the first set of corners after a poor getaway. He overtook multiple riders, including Lorenzo, to fight for the lead with Dovizioso on a few occasions, but held on to finish ahead of him with just 0.
However, Lorenzo won the title, finishing in third place when he needed ninth or higher to win the title. After his win in Malaysia, Rossi continued to impress by scoring a third place in Australia , a second place in Portugal and a final third place at the Valencian Community rounds.
Rossi finished third in the championship with points, points behind champion Jorge Lorenzo and 12 points behind runner-up Dani Pedrosa. Rossi collected ten podiums throughout the season, including five consecutive podiums in the season's final run.
On 15 August , after the Brno race, Rossi confirmed he was going to ride for the Ducati team , signing a two-year deal starting in and joining former Honda racing teammate Nicky Hayden.
There was much anticipation for the first race of the season; Rossi on an Italian bike turned quite some heads, but he started the season on a disappointing note, only finishing seventh in Qatar.
As Rossi edged past on the inside of Stoner, his bike slipped from under him in the wet conditions, causing both riders to slide off the track.
Rossi resumed and eventually finished fifth but Stoner retired from the race. Rossi's best result of the year came in France , where he took his first and only podium of the season.
He battled hard with the Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo and the Honda of Andrea Dovizioso, overtaking both for fifth place, when Dani Pedrosa and Marco Simoncelli at the front collided.
Pedrosa crashed and retired from the race whilst Simoncelli was given a ride-through penalty. Rossi then finished the next four races inside the top six; fifth at Catalunya , sixth in Great Britain , fourth at the Dutch round and sixth again in Italy.
At round nine in Germany , Rossi disappointingly finished in ninth place. On lap nine, Rossi ran last and considered retiring, but climbed his way back up to tenth place in the end.
Rossi ended the year on a low. At the Japanese round, he crashed out of the race on the first lap after a couple of corners.
He collided with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies and left Rossi with a blow to his finger. In Malaysia , Rossi qualified ninth but was involved in a collision with Marco Simoncelli and Colin Edwards on the second lap of the race.
Simoncelli fell while running fourth, landing in the path of Edwards and Rossi who both hit his Honda.
Simoncelli's helmet also came off in the incident. The blow killed the Italian instantly and the race was cancelled. Rossi finished seventh in the championship with points, points behind champion Casey Stoner.
After a frustrating first season with the Ducati, was a little better for Rossi. He started poorly in Qatar , starting from twelfth and only mustered tenth at the line.
One of his best results of the year came at the French round. He started from seventh on the grid but moved to fourth on the opening lap and overtook the fading Pedrosa for third on lap three.
Rossi then was caught by the Tech 3 Yamaha's of Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso who battled with him over the bottom step of the podium from laps 4 to 18 until Crutchlow lost the front end of his M1 at the first corner.
He remounted and continued the race as did Dovizioso, who suffered the same fate with four laps to go. After breaking free of both the Tech 3 riders, Rossi slashed the advantage Stoner had built up during the fighting and reeled him in over the remaining ten laps.
On the penultimate lap, Rossi tried to overtake Stoner on the fast left-right combination at the beginning of the track but ran wide and Stoner retook the position.
On the final lap, Rossi retried the move, this time successfully, and built a small gap over the remainder of the lap to cross the line in second place: the best finish Rossi has on a Ducati to date.
Over the next couple of races, the Ducati continued to perform poorly, allowing Rossi to score points only. He finished seventh in Catalunya while in Great Britain , Rossi was fastest in the first free-practice session but finished the race in ninth.
After a thirteenth-place finish at the Dutch round Rossi finished sixth in Germany , his best dry result of the season so far. His first and only DNF of the season came at the United States GP.
Rossi was going to come home in eighth position when he fell at the corkscrew corner whilst trying to brake. He was also unhappy with the bike setup for the race, preventing him from riding quick enough all weekend.
Rossi equalled his best Ducati result in Le Mans by finishing second for the second consecutive time this season in San Marino.
Rossi finished sixth in the championship with points, points behind champion Jorge Lorenzo. On 10 August, it was confirmed that Rossi was going to leave the factory Ducati team at the end of the season.
He clocked 0. He kicked off the season well. At the opening round in Qatar he had a competitive pace all weekend but lost out badly with the new qualifying format, demoting him to seventh place on race day.
He quickly fought himself back to fourth on the opening lap, but ran wide when he tried to overtake Ducati replacement rider Andrea Dovizioso , once again dropping him back to seventh place.
He started the race from eighth on the grid and moved up to third to grab another podium but lost the position to Cal Crutchlow and then slid out of contention with ten laps to go.
Rossi continued to finish in twelfth position, albeit on a damaged bike and hampered by a misting visor. At round five in Italy , Rossi registered his only retirement of the year.
Rossi rode around the outside of Bautista, but he failed to notice Rossi and clipped his bike on the approach to the right-hander, making him fall and collecting Rossi in the process.
On 29 June at the Dutch round, Rossi recorded his first MotoGP win since Malaysia in — a race winless streak. At the end of the season, Rossi announced the conclusion of his long collaboration with crew chief Jeremy Burgess , who was replaced by Silvano Galbusera, the former crew chief of Marco Melandri in the Superbike World Championship.
Rossi's first year since his return to Yamaha went well, and hopes for were even higher: more podiums, wins or even the illustrious tenth title all were mentioned by people.
At his "home race" in San Marino , Rossi won his first race since the Dutch TT round. In Australia Rossi took his second victory of the year.
It was Rossi's sixth win at the circuit after five consecutive wins he took from to With a season of consistent podium finishes — including two wins in San Marino and Australia — there were once more hopes that Rossi might be able to win his tenth title this year.
He started the season — his 20th at World Championship level — by taking victory in the opening race in Qatar ; it was his first win in a season-opening race since the Qatar race.
Rossi held off Ducati 's Andrea Dovizioso to cross the line 0. This win consolidated his championship lead, becoming the first rider to win a race using an extra-hard Bridgestone rear tyre.
He recorded his fourth podium finish of the year, eighth successive podium finish — and the th of his Grand Prix career — with a third place in Spain , then kept the run going with a second place in France and a third place on home soil in Italy.
He also extended his championship lead to ten points over Lorenzo, who finished third. Rossi further extended his championship lead in Germany with third and continued his podium streak with third-place finishes at Indianapolis and the Czech Republic.
The pair's results were enough for the team to clinch their respective title, their first since In Japan , Rossi extended his championship lead to eighteen points with a second-place finish to Dani Pedrosa — his first win of the season — in drying conditions.
Lorenzo had started on pole but faded to third with tyre issues. Before the season even began, Rossi announced that he will continue his career by keeping his contract with the Factory Yamaha team until Rossi began the season with fourth place in Qatar , albeit just two seconds from victory.
The race was split into two parts similar to the Australian Grand Prix after concerns over Michelin rear tyres forced riders to make a pitstop to change bikes.
In Spain , Rossi took pole position — his first since the Dutch round last year and his 52nd pole position overall — on Saturday, then led the race from start-to-finish with the exception of one corner to win.
The race marked the first time in his MotoGP career that Rossi led every lap of a race from pole position.
Rossi dedicated the victory to the family of former Moto2 rider Luis Salom , who had been killed following a crash during Friday practice.
Assuming the lead in the second race, Rossi set the fastest lap and continued to push before crashing due to what he called a "stupid mistake".
After the summer break, MotoGP's return to Austria for the first time since saw the Factory Ducati riders dominate for a 1—2 finish, Rossi coming home a close fourth behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Another wet race in the Czech Republic saw Rossi go against the majority of the field in choosing the harder rear wet tyre.
Initially it seemed an error as he fell from 6th to 12th but he recovered throughout the race to finish second to Cal Crutchlow.
After leading for the majority of the race he was overhauled by Dani Pedrosa in the closing laps. The flyaway races began badly for Rossi after he crashed out of second place in Japan , having started from pole.
For the season opener in Qatar however, he appeared to make a breakthrough, moving from tenth on the grid to finish third.
The European season began disappointingly with a lowly tenth position at the Spanish round whilst Honda rider Dani Pedrosa won the race from pole. Rossi also lost the championship lead after the race.
Tests of a new chassis after the Catalan race were positive and saw Rossi take his first and only win of the season at the Dutch round after a late-race battle with the Pramac Ducati of Danilo Petrucci , who ran slick tyres on a damp track, the older Italian prevailing by just 0.
He suffered these injuries on the same leg that he previously broke in his high-speed crash at Mugello in and put him out of contention, requiring surgery and missing his "home race" in San Marino.
Before the start of the season-opening race in Qatar, Rossi announced he had extended his contract at the Factory Yamaha team until , when he will be 41 years old.
Both riders were concerned about corner-entry and corner-exit issues as well as the lack of traction and tyre temperature. Yamaha faces the trip to Germany amid doubts and certainties and the hope that the Saxon toboggan will confirm the progress of the M1 before the summer break.
Even if the Sachsenring is Marquez's kingdom, Iwata's bike didn't behave badly in the past and, just a year ago, the Doctor was the "best among the others" with a 2nd place.
A podium on Sunday would be a glass of fresh water in a desert of results for Valentino. He confessed of " having questioned himself about everything" last Sunday but also said that he "saw a light during the race " before falling.
In Germany, he'll have to start from that faint light to see if the sun is actually around the corner. I was fast, but I got another zero. The first ten laps were not so bad but after I started to have problems and it was too difficult to turn the bike, especially on the left I was sliding too much.
We have to work to try and make another step to stay with the top guys. Next we will have Laguna, a very special track, and we will try to have better results there.
We are five very fast riders and we are closer now because unfortunately Dani and Jorge are injured and we have another race next week.
If I want to fight for the Championship I have to go faster and I have to be constantly faster so I have to make another step.
We had a decent pace and in the end we got a podium, that is an important result and we got points. We knew at the beginning that this circuit was not one of the favourites for us and we had to manage it.
We are looking forward to Laguna to fight for the positions that we are used to be fighting for. Feb 05, 1st Test - Day Stumps.
Jan 26, 1st Test. Jan 26, 3rd ODI. You can find out more by clicking this link Close. BAN PAK SA Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets.CAT 8. During the race, Rossi and Biaggi fought hard but eventually, Lucifer Staffel 4 Besetzung crossed the line 0. Then, when arriving at his bike, he will crouch down and hold the right-side H&M Zara, with his head bowed. Sports Illustrated. You can find out more by clicking this link. Dani Pedrosa rides a superb race to take victory at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan while Rossi extends lead over Lorenzo to 18 points. Retrieved 13 July Rossi finished second in South Africawhere his teammate Tohru Ukawa took his first and Royal Pains victory in the MotoGP class. Retrieved 12 April MAL 3. ITA 4. This win consolidated his championship lead, becoming the first rider to Erwachsen Werd Ich Später Stream a race using an extra-hard Bridgestone rear tyre. As the laps wound down pole man Marc Marquez squeezed for the lead. Retrieved 19 July Retrieved 24 October Auch Dvd Leihen Fotos: MotoGP auf dem Sachsenring - Rennen. Alle Twitter-Channel. Valentino Rossi müht sich beim Deutschland-Grand-Prix auf einen achten Platz und ist 20 Sekunden langsamer als - Falsche Reifenwahl. Nach seinem Assen-Sieg will Maverick Vinales auf dem Sachsenring seine Form bestätigen - Valentino Rossi hofft seinerseits auf einen. Auch vom bis Juni gibt es auf dem Sachsenring eigene Valentino-Rossi-Fantribünen. Wer vom exklusiven Paket profitieren will. MotoGP für Dein newafrikaempires.com präsentieren dir die exklusive Artwork-Serie mit einzigartigen Leinwanddrucken deiner newafrikaempires.com Leinwände werd. Valentino Rossi hat GP-Siege auf dem Konto und will noch einige weitere Rekorde brechen. «Solange ich an der Spitze mithalten kann, fahre ich weiter», sagt der neunfache Weltmeister. Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi says it's 'difficult to understand' why he 'continued to suffer' in the latest MotoGP race at Sachsenring. valentino rossi “This is not a positive time for us. The end to the race in Assen was a real shame because I felt good after the warm-up, I was fast but instead ended up with another zero. Der neunfache Weltmeister Valentino Rossi ist überzeugt, dass sein jüngerer Bruder Luca Marini und Moto2-Champion Enea Bastianini eine starke erste Saison in der GP-Königsklasse erleben können. Valentino Rossi vs Nicky Hayden MotoGP Sachsenring