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Old 8th April 2006, 18:42   #1
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Anyone saw the MotoGP race today?? Was really good, all top 5 riders being very competitive. Felt bad for Casey Stoner tho', startin on pole and ending up fifth. Rossi, Hayden, Capirossi and Gibernau all making it hard for him.

Battle btw Rossi and Hayden in the later stages was also really good. But then, no stopping 'The Doctor' unless he gets knocked down like in the last race.
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Finally the Doctor has returned...

Rossi was suffering from tyre and front chatter problems throughout the weekend, but as they say...he can ride anything and make it go faster.

Casey Stoner started from Pole Position, while Rossi started from row 2 on the grid. Youngster Casey Stoner (HONDA LCR) made quite an impact in just his 2nd race, by leading for quite sometime, while Nicky Hayden tailed him, and Rossi followed.

Soon enough, we witnessed the inevitable - Rossi passed Hayden, and closed in on Stoner. The youngster go a cramp in his left foot, and lost grip of the right rear section of the bike and soon fell to 4th, only to be passed later by Sete Gibernau.

Hayden did manage to pass Rossi, but the latter, again brave on the brakes regained the lead and that's how it stayed st the chequered flag.
The order was Rossi, Hayden, Capirossi, Gibernau, Stoner, Pedrossa, Melandri, Elias, Edwards and so on.

Capirossi, once again on the podium, leads the MotoGP championship.
But we know one thing - ROSSI IS BACK FOR GOOD.

In 250 cc, Jorge Lorenzo took the championship, and Alvaro Bautista took his 2nd consecutive win this season in the 125s.
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Rossi had complained that the Yamaha's brakes were not perfect while suddenly slowing down from high speeds. And still he managed to out brake others and finish on top!!
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Hey Karthik...

Rossi says that his secret of out-braking others is that he brakes into a corner, and not before a corner. That's why he also puts his foot out onto the tarmac and stuff...

I tried it and it didn't work out for me, so I am a bit confused. Can u explain what he meant?
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It meant that he's a bloody genius!!!

No seriously, AFAIK, generally braking is done before the corner & then youn turn in.
He tends to at times part brake before and part brake in, thus carrying some awesome entry speed into the corner but at the same time seriously increasing his risk of crashing. Most riders would crash if they tried that.
Even in cars, you brake before the corner not when into it- else you may spin.

You gotta have real skillk & feel to brake consistently into corners like he does at that speed, coz basically you are always losing the bike & making corrections to stop from falling. Thats why his foot is off the peg so often, basically he's toppling and holding himself up
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