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On this day in 1996: The closest finish of all time

On this day in 1996: The closest finish of all time

On this day in 1996: The closest finish of all time

Today marks eight years ago to the day that the closest ever finish in Grand Prix racing was recorded at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic, host to this weekend's Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky.

On the 18th August 1996, Alex Crivillé scored his second consecutive victory over Repsol Honda team-mate Mick Doohan, stalking the reigning World Champion for virtually the whole race before making his move around the outside in the final bend and snatching glory in a photo-finish by just 0.002 seconds.

Scott Russell completed the podium on the Suzuki after leading the way in the opening stages, before giving way to the intriguing head-to-head between the Australian and the Spaniard at the front.

To relive the historic battle between two of MotoGP's most famous World Champions, click the video link at the top of the page.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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