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A look back at the season so far – Part 9

A look back at the season so far – Part 9

A look back at the season so far – Part 9

betandwin.com British GP: Rossi wins at rain-soaked Donnington

Valentino Rossi came through one of the most accident-strewn races in MotoGP history to seal his seventh win of the season in the betandwin.com British Grand Prix at Donington Park. With torrential rain throughout the day leaving several centimetres of standing water on the track, Rossi was one of only ten riders to stay on two wheels throughout the race although he had to avoid several scares before eventually shaking the attentions of Kenny Roberts and Alex Barros with a breathtaking surge to victory seven laps from the end. Second place for Roberts represented a first podium for the former World Champion and his Suzuki team since Rio in 2002, whilst Honda's Alex Barros was able to celebrate his 250th Grand Prix appearance in style by joining the rostrum in third place. However, the biggest celebrations in the paddock took place at Yamaha, where Rossi's team-mate Colin Edwards picked up fourth place to move ahead of Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau into third in the championship, just one point behind Marco Melandri in second.

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MotoGP, 2005

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