Rossi rules in Rio

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Valentino Rossi took victory at the Brazilian GP with a masterful display of riding.

The Italian reigning MotoGP champion followed title rival Sete Gibernau in the early stages of the race before moving to the front and gradually opening up a gap on the Spaniard.

The biggest surprise of the race was the third place for Japanese rider Makoto Tamada, on the Bridgestone-shod Pramac Honda. Max Biaggi settled for a fourth place in front of American Nicky Hayden

1) Rossi. 2) Gibernau. 3) Tamada. 4) Biaggi. 5) Hayden. 6) Capirossi. 7) Ukawa. 8) Nakano. 9) Checa. 10) Bayliss. 11) Melandri. 12) Barros. 13) Edwards. 14) Haga. 15) Kiyonari. 16) McWilliams. 17) Roberts. 18) Pitt. 19) De Gea.

DNF: McCoy. Aoki. Burns. Jacque.

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