Gallery: Rossi's spectacular Sepang highside

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Valentino Rossi made an eventful start to the first day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, highsiding his Yamaha M1 in spectacular style.

The Italian was caught out by the 2008 motorcycle, launched officially last week, and ended up flying through the air with surprisingly Balletic grace only to be dumped unceremoniously in the middle of the track.

Check out the images on the right to see all the stages of the crash and check back regularly for all the latest updates from Sepang.

Angus Farquhar

By Angus Farquhar