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Rossi proves the doubters wrong

Rossi proves the doubters wrong

Rossi proves the doubters wrong

The shuddering effect of Valentino Rossi's fastest lap aboard the Yamaha at the Official Test at Catalunya extended from the paddock across the worldwide MotoGP community on Sunday, with thousands of fans all over the globe expecting the World Champion to relinquish top spot to one of his many title rivals. In a survey run by motogp.com in the weeks leading up to the test, the global community was asked ‘Will Rossi set the fastest lap at the MotoGP Official Test at Catalunya?'.

In one of the most popular surveys ever run on the site, with well over 46,000 votes, support for Rossi ran high. However, even on the day of the ‘Official Practice', 25,635 fans had answered ‘no', meaning a majority of 55.7% voters thought that Rossi could not outpace his MotoGP rivals at this early stage of his Yamaha career. They and many other doubters were proved wrong, however, when the irrepressible Italian clocked a lap of 1'44.571 to top the time sheets and drive away in the brand new BMW Z4 on offer for the fastest rider.

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MotoGP, 2004, Valentino Rossi

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