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GO YAMAHA!!!! (Moto GP 13/6/04)

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  • GO YAMAHA!!!! (Moto GP 13/6/04)

    (bet you'd never think you'd hear me say that huh!)


    Sete Gibernau got away well but Rossi sweeps across his nose in to turn one to take the lead from the Spaniard with Biaggi and Tamada third and fourth with Alex Barros in fifth. Nicky Hayden got a shocker of a start while later in lap one Loris Capirossi had a brief excursion on to the dirt before regaining the track.

    Rossi got very untidy under brakes for the tight left hander which allowed Gibernau through to the lead but Rossi recovered well to hold off Biaggi for second place. Barros then moved up to fourth which displaced Tamada to fifth. Melandri was running sixth with Ruben Xaus on the 2003 Ducati ahead of both factory riders on the 2004 Ducati, not good news for Ducati.

    On the third lap Gibernau broke the lap record by nearly a full second. Barros went up to third place on the next lap and Marco Melandri followed him through a lap later. At the end of that lap Barros lost the front and slid off into the dirt which put an end to his race. Kurtis Roberts entered pitlane to presumably retire.

    Up front Valentino Rossi continued to sit on Sete Gibernau's tail pipe while a couple of seconds back sat Marco Melandri.

    As the laps progressed Rossi still sat right on Gibernau's tail as this pair pulled away from the field. Sitting in third was still Marco Melandri while Makoto Tamada pressured Max Biaggi for a few laps before the Japanese rider pulled into the pits, possible tyre problems for Bridgestone once again ? And what does this mean for the Suzuki and Kawasaki riders still out their on Bridgestones, if the tyre on Tamada's machine has failed this will surely have other Bridgestone teams very concerned for their riders safety at this very fast Catalunya circuit.

    Rossi took the lead from Gibernau after the Spaniard made a small mistake by running in to a corner a little hot with 12 laps to run. Gibernau went back through to the lead at the end of the main straight on the next lap before both riders then let their rear Michelins up through the fast double-right. A lap later Carlos Checa relegated Max Biaggi to fifth place to make it three Yamaha machines in the top four, how long is it since anyone could say that?

    Rossi again got through on Gibernau after the Spaniard ran a little deep in to a turn. Earlier in the race Rossi made a couple of similar mistakes but through the middle sections of the race it seemed as though Gibernau was the one making more mistakes. And this time Rossi stayed in front for the next full lap and on the following lap pulled over half a second on Gibernau with seven laps to run.

    Gibernau pulled a couple of tenths back on the next lap but Rossi still had half a second on him with six laps to go. Nicky Hayden retired with some problem and Kenny Roberts came in to the pits for a new rear tyre.

    The next lap around the gap between Rossi and Gibernau remained stagnant. Still in third and smoking his rear Michelin well was Marco Melandri. Gibernau then closed right on to the tail of Rossi with four laps to run before then slipstreaming past him at the end of the main straight.

    Troy Bayliss then went down very hard tumbling roughly through the gravel trap and obviously hurt. Conscious and moving limbs but certainly the Australian has sustained some sort of injury in that sickening tumble.

    Rossi went through to the lead at the end of the main straight with two laps remaining before the two front runners then smoked the hell out of their rear tyres around the fast right hander, both seriously sideways complete with smoky trail. Later on in the lap Gibernau ran a little wide and touched the grass which nearly put him on the deck but he stayed on the pace and within striking distance but it had allowed Rossi to pull a few bike lengths prior to them starting the final lap.

    Rossi looked to maybe have it as they started the last lap, unless he makes a mistake the race is Rossi's, Gibernau closes right up on entry to the third last corner, Gibernau right on his pipe, they come around the right handers on to the straight, hard on the gas and yes he does it, Rossi takes the win.

    A fair distance back was Marco Melandri who rounded out the podium while Carlos Checa brought home fourth place for Yamaha to make it the best weekend for the tuning fork brand in Grand Prix since god was a boy.

    Ruben Xaus the best Ducati rider with an excellent sixth place, just behind Colin Edwards who brought home fifth place. No points scored for either of the full factory Repsol HRC riders, management will not be impressed...

    So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)

  • #2
    HE HE HE HE HE as i say yamahahahahah all the way :twisted:
    wheres your hondas chookie
    very quite at the brass monkey last night.relaxing sipping on coke watching rossi kick ass


    • #3
      so where were the team members huh?
      Originally posted by vk6hgr
      My Hyosung couldn't do that speed if it was dropped in from orbit.


      • #4
        I will have to get me arse down to one of these nights, sounds like a bit of fun. And I don't mind a few bourbons as well


        • #5
          so where were the team members huh?
          Tending to the flowers.

          So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)


          • #6
            The racing is getting better by the race. The Honda is the better bike but more importantly Rossi is the better rider.

            Could you imagine if Rossi was still on the Honda :shock: another seasion where no one has a chance, "very very happy" he went to Yamaha

            Bring it on 8)


            • #7
              wheres your hondas chookie        
              TOTAL CONSTERNATION :x :x :x