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Aug 02

Posts: 324

mattbirt says:

Rossi storms to Shanghai pole

Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s China GP from pole position after an awesome qualifying display this afternoon saw him smash the Shanghai pole record. The Italian clocked the only sub 1.59 lap of the hour-long qualifying session on his 20th lap of 24 completed. His best time of 1.58.424 smashed Dani Pedrosa’s 2006 990cc pole record set in 2006 by a massive 0.6s, even though Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha 800 YZR-M1 is nearly 18mph slower than the best 990 speed set on Shanghai’s long back straight. Rossi’s devastating burst came with 10 minutes of the session remaining after Randy de Puniet had topped...

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Apr 07

Posts: 11

pengilly2 says:


That is plain unreal, his corner speeds must be so high, I think we should drop the ccs again to 5 or 600 to make this sport safe and bankrupt 3 more factory's

I wonder if that record will ever be beat?

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Aug 02

Posts: 87

sean says:


I watched it on eurosport this morning and he looked in a class of his own.

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