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Mick Doohan looks back on another dominant performance by Rossi

Mick Doohan looks back on another dominant performance by Rossi

Mick Doohan looks back on another dominant performance by Rossi

Well as I said before the race it seems that one small crash is not enough to knock the confidence of Valentino Rossi and that proved to be the case today. He demonstrated that he is a far superior rider to anybody out there and the other riders now have an uphill battle to make any impression on his dominance of this MotoGP class. He will be in cruise mode now until the end of the season and if he keeps his wits about him and doesn´t make any serious mistakes then the title is clearly there for the taking.

Checa had a great ride and it was unfortunate I guess both for him and the spectacle of the race that he crashed out. That corner is very bumpy and he is not the first rider to have crashed there this weekend, but he was under a lot of pressure from Valentino and we never got the chance to see how much longer he could have kept that pace. The Yamaha riders look to be improving with every race but they are still a little behind Honda and they are certainly behind Rossi.

$$$ Elsewhere it was a good day for Red Bull Yamaha, with John Hopkins finishing in the top ten again and Garry McCoy making a welcome return to GP racing. Hopkins is looking like a real talent and we all know what McCoy can do when he is fully fit. Right now Garry is probably feeling disappointed to finish in 12th, but this weekend was a matter of familiarising himself again with the bike and everything else so I think on reflection he can regard this as a positive step to some good results over the next few races.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Cinzano British Grand Prix, Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi

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