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      04-16-2012 04:47 AM #1
      Apologies if this has been posted before. Any motor head will appreciate this. If you have seen it before, again sorry, but I'm sure you won't mind watching it again.


    2. 04-16-2012 05:02 AM #2
      Sorry but the traffic from reddit brought too much attention.

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      04-16-2012 05:03 AM #3
      Figures

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      04-16-2012 05:09 AM #4
      It's also up on Vimeo:

      http://vimeo.com/32756097

      Shhh... don't tell anyone.

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    5. 04-16-2012 07:09 AM #5
      Wow. What a finish.
      Thanks for posting.

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      04-16-2012 09:23 AM #6
      That was brilliant! Thanks for posting.
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      04-16-2012 10:25 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      It's also up on Vimeo:

      http://vimeo.com/32756097

      Shhh... don't tell anyone.

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      From a year ago, too

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      04-16-2012 11:14 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      It's also up on Vimeo:

      http://vimeo.com/32756097

      Shhh... don't tell anyone.

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      i have to say. I have the biggest sh*t-grin on my face for the last 7-8 minutes watching that video! INCREDIBLE!

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      04-16-2012 11:31 AM #10
      I remember how much I loved Doohan. Then there's Rossi.


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      04-16-2012 12:05 PM #12
      wow.
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    12. 04-16-2012 12:18 PM #13
      Amazing. Truly amazing.

    13. 04-16-2012 12:28 PM #14
      That was a tremendous race. Now if only Rossi could do the same on the ducati!

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      04-16-2012 12:38 PM #15
      Never give up

    15. 04-16-2012 01:06 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by remedyzrider View Post
      That was a tremendous race. Now if only Rossi could do the same on the ducati!
      The Ducati will never be good, because the engineers will not listen to the riders(Melandri, Hayden and most importantly Rossi).
      Rossi went to Yamaha in 04, and won the championship on a bike that had not won a race the year before. To not listen to him, is just plain dumb.
      Stoner won the championship in 07, but after that, he only got 6 wins and 3 wins in the two subsequent years before leaving the team.
      Between Rossi and Hayden they have 8 MotoGP championships(2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009).
      Ducati has one.

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      04-16-2012 01:09 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by karl_1052 View Post
      To not listen to him, is just plain dumb.

    17. 04-16-2012 01:20 PM #18
      To say that is one of; if not the greatest final laps in history is an understatement. Brilliant!

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      04-16-2012 01:32 PM #19
      Worth watching again, will watch every time it's posted.
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      04-16-2012 01:38 PM #20
      That's gotta be the best bike race ever filmed
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      04-16-2012 01:39 PM #21
      Amazing! Thanks for posting
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      04-16-2012 02:16 PM #22
      He probably did not know that you can't pass in that corner, so he just did

      what an amazing race, I saw it live and it wouldn't have mattered who would have won because it was so intense, so rare, so out of this world that as a MotoGP fan you had to like it. Let's not forget these 2 guys are teammates so they could have lost very important points for the Championship had they crashed. I'd like to compare these last laps to the Villeneuve-Arnoux duel in F1 at Dijon.
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      04-16-2012 03:05 PM #23
      Awesome video, definitely glad you posted never seen this before

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      04-16-2012 03:51 PM #24
      Awesome race, I've seen the raw footage before but I enjoyed the post-race quotes in this one..

      However, I'm a little unclear on MotoGP racing. Where is the rest of the field? Are they so far behind that they just don't appear in this race? Even in F1 on the final lap, the leaders are almost always contending with backmarkers (HRT, Caterham etc)
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      04-16-2012 03:57 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      However, I'm a little unclear on MotoGP racing. Where is the rest of the field? Are they so far behind that they just don't appear in this race?
      Yes.

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      04-16-2012 04:10 PM #26
      3rd place rider was over 8 seconds behind this pair - not unheard of in MotoGP.

      1st ROSSI V. ITA 43'11.897

      2nd LORENZO J. SPA +0.095

      3rd STONER C. AUS +8.884
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      04-16-2012 07:05 PM #27
      Wow, never watched moto racing before, that was truly epic.
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      04-16-2012 07:26 PM #28
      That's a race!!!!!

    28. 04-17-2012 11:13 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by sforsancho View Post
      Awesome race, I've seen the raw footage before but I enjoyed the post-race quotes in this one..

      However, I'm a little unclear on MotoGP racing. Where is the rest of the field? Are they so far behind that they just don't appear in this race? Even in F1 on the final lap, the leaders are almost always contending with backmarkers (HRT, Caterham etc)
      Tire and fuel management are huge factors in MotoGP.
      Different riders will have different race strategies for each track.
      For example, the season opener had Casey Stoner break away from the pack early on, only to get swallowed back up near the end of the race, making a great last 5 lap battle between 3 riders.
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    29. 04-17-2012 11:56 AM #30
      That was delightful.

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      04-17-2012 12:10 PM #31
      every time I watch that i get a huge grin on face

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      04-17-2012 12:59 PM #32
      goosebumps and heart pounding. and i don't even ride.
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