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The Chinese GP starts with the onboard perspectives of Gibernau and Barros

The Chinese GP starts with the onboard perspectives of Gibernau and Barros

The Chinese GP starts with the onboard perspectives of Gibernau and Barros

The first ever MotoGP race in China last Sunday had a special intensity after the first moments of rainfall on the formidable Shanghai track completely altered the proceedings of the race, which had been prepared for on dry track.

Sete Gibernau, starting the race in pole position, made a good exit but dropped into third position as the first lap got underway and initial leaders Hopkins and Roberts pulled away briefly before the World Champion Valentino Rossi took control of the race on the wet Chinese asphalt.

Alex Barros, winner of the Portugal GP, started this time from a distant 11th place grid position. As the race started he jump-started his Honda and managed to push through the field into seventh place, behind Melandri, before being ordered back to the pit-lane as a penalty for his jump-start.

These are the two first laps of both riders from the exclusive perspective of the newly installed onboard cameras.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, TAOBAO.COM GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, Alex Barros

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