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Discussion in 'Racing' started by BeeCeeGS, Oct 15, 2012.
Yay, they have Suzuka -93 in full!
Damn, I miss that track!
I seem to remember Kyalami Sth Africa in 2000 was pretty special, watching Gary McCoy drift his way around that circuit all the way to the win.
Another not yet mentioned that I would love to see again but can't remember the race or the year. Believe it was somewhere in Europe, and 500cc two-stroke and Rossi was dominant so must have been 2001. I swear I watched Rossi emerge from the final corner onto the straight, look around for arch-rival (then) Biaggi, recognise he was well behind, and then as he approached the chequered flag lift his right leg over the bike and sit side-saddle on the seat, also releasing his hands from the 'bars and waving with both to the crowd, his whole body facing the grandstand as he crossed the line.
I even believe I saw a picture of this finish run big the next day in a local mainstream newspaper. But have never found one on the net, nor the video. Did it happen?
Okay just did another search and confirmation: it was MotoGP after all, Donington 2002. Can't remember what the race was like but won't be forgetting the ending. And he was on the tank, not the seat: there's a figurine available for the fans.
And people wonder why other champs aren't as popular ...
Edit: okay there is a pic at crash.net, just need the right search terms:
I always had a suspicion that Honda chose Nicky Hayden over Colin Edwards for the factory squad due to Gary Mccoy's success winning races, given their similar riding styles.
Just watched Estoril 2006. The drama with Dani and Nicky makes it easy to forget that an incredible race developed after the crashes. Elias was exceptional.
1998 Philip Island.
Not close at all, but one of my favorites just because Doohan gave everyone a big lesson on how to ride a 500GP bike.
Assen in the late '80s with Gardner, Lawson, Rainey, Schwantz etc.
Assen in the early '90s superbikes - Ducaci vs VFour vs Suzuki vs Kwaka everywhere.
Before they took out the cambers.
I was there for that.....sitting at turn one.....awesome race. Had a friend (German) that was a member of the Formula Ford Club, and I could get in to just about any race I wanted to, for free.
That morning, my wife got to take a lap around the track with him in his race prepped VW Golf turbo diesel, while I followed on my Ninja 600R......I could not keep up with that car. I like to blame it on the fact that the track still had some dew on it, but fact is that car was faster than my angel could fly....
Phillip Island 2000. Huge leading group within couple of seconds. Oh those 500s
Assen 2006. Hayden vs. Edwards. Soooo close!
I was so pissed when Colin choked.