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Rossi secures MotoGP title with Brazilian win

Rossi secures MotoGP title with Brazilian win

Rossi secures MotoGP title with Brazilian win

Valentino Rossi wrote another page in the history books by clinching his first crown in the new MotoGP class, his fourth World title. The Italian rider topped the podium for the 10th time of a season he has dominated aboard the RC211V Honda. Back in 1999, he became 250 World Champion at the very same track.

Carlos Checa was one of the main protagonists of the race, after he started from the back of the grid after mechanical problems at the start light. Within 12 laps, the Spaniard was back at the front and he snatched the lead from Rossi only to crash out one lap later.

With Checa out of the race, Rossi cruised to the flag ahead of Biaggi, who was - after Ukawa crashed out in the early stages of the race - the only rider who could prevent Rossi from taking the title in Brazil. Kenny Roberts managed to take his first rostrum finish of the season with third. Alex Barros, Loris Capirossi and Norick Abe completed the top 6.

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MotoGP, 2002

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