Must Watch GP Races: Last 20 Years

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  1. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    Hi all,
    Like many of you, I'm sure, I have a MotoGP subscription. The full races are available back to 2002, and the highlight videos back to '92.

    What, in your opinion, are the "must watch" races in that time period? If possible, provide the race and specific reason(s) to watch the particular round. I'll give one:

    Valencia 2006: Hayden beats Rossi for the championship; Bayliss gets his only GP win during his final GP ride.
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  2. crozz

    crozz Been here awhile

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    First race of 2004 (South Africa) was intriguing as nobody knew how the reigning world champ would do after switching from the dominant Honda to Yamaha ...
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  3. Chromer

    Chromer Not going gentle

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    Laguna Seca 2008, Rossi breaks Stoner (by shortcutting the track).
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  4. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    I've burned up 3 VHS copies
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  5. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Bayless was on a wildcard after winning wsbk.. kicked everyones ass..
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  6. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Valencia, 2006
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  7. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Catalunya, 2009, when Rossi pulled off that last minute pass on Lorenzo. As good as Schwantz's pass on Rainey at Hockenheim in 1991 (if you can get that one, do it; otherwise, it's available on You Tube).
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  8. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Motegi 2010. Nascar style racing between Rossi and Lorenzo.
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  9. 4seven4

    4seven4 >>>>:

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    Phillip Island 2001, close ass racing between a bunch of guys.
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  10. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Jerez 2005: Rossi &. Gibernau duke it out on the last lap with hard but fair passes from both riders until the last corner where Rossi forces Gibernau into the kitty litter and takes the win. Gibernau is a broken man, never winning another GP.

    Estoril 2006:
    Pedrosa skittles Nicky Hayden, putting a big dent in his title hopes. Rossi, Elias and KRJR battle it out, with KRJR thinking the race end was a lap earlier than it was. Elias beats Rossi at the stripe by .002 seconds, depriving him of 5 points, the exact number that he eventually loses the championship by.

    Sachsenring 2006: Valentino Rossi at his finest. Starting in 10th position, the Doctor was in the lead by mid-race. The lead pack of Rossi, Melandri, Hayden and Pedrosa had a close ding-dong battle in the German countryside the remainder of the race. How close was it? 4th place Pedrosa finished 3/10 of a second behind race winner Rossi.

    Laguna Seca 2008: Sometimes it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's more the size of the fight in the dog. After dominating practice and qualifying, Ducati mounted Casey Stoner looked to run away with the race. Too bad an obstacle named Valentino Rossi would stand in his way. Every time Stoner would get by Rossi, Rossi would counter; including probably the most breathtaking pass in MotoGP history, a miracle move through the dirt in the Corkscrew. Frustration oozing from every pore, Stoner eventually ran off track and toppled over like a 2-year-old on a tricycle, ending the battle.

    Barcelona 2009: Yamaha "teammates" Rossi and Lorenzo beat on each other the entire race. Lorenzo takes the lead going into the final lap. After a couple of brief passes by Rossi for the lead that are rebuffed by Lorenzo, The Doctor teaches the kid that it ain't over 'til its over with an "impossible" pass in the final corner to take the win.
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  11. Cord

    Cord Adventurer

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    Definitely a vote for Sachsenring 2006.

    In fact if you lend me your MotoGP username and password i'll watch all the suggestions and tell you which one is best.Can't say any fairer than that!!!
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  12. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Really? I did not know that. I can re-live some of the moments of my youth then :clap
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  13. maloosik

    maloosik Squishimus Squidimus

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    Phillip Island, Rossi's last year on a Honda I believe; can't remember the year.

    There was a five second penalty incurred on Vale for some reason, so he put his head down and beat the field by at least five seconds.

    That's when I became a fan of Rossifume.
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  14. Joe

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    Donington Park 2005

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  15. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    2003 -- It was a 10 second penalty and Rossi won the race by 15 seconds.

    :bow
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  16. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    edit: Rossi beat Capirossi to the line by 15.2 seconds of which the 10 second penalty was subtracted, which gave him a winning margin of 5 seconds.
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  17. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Yeah, that one was pretty special.
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  18. bluebye

    bluebye Skin it back

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    Rossi, Rossi, Rossi, Rossi.
    Yeah, He was pretty good, wasn't he?
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  19. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Aragon 2011, Moto 2.
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  20. HoneyBunz

    HoneyBunz Long timer

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    Jerez 2011
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    Qatar 2010

    Just by coincidence, all Stoner DNF's.
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