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A look back at the season so far – Part 10

A look back at the season so far – Part 10

A look back at the season so far – Part 10

Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland: Rossi scores his 76th GP win

Valentino Rossi clinched his eighth win of the 2005 MotoGP World Championship and the 76th of his Grand Prix career on the occasion of his 150th appearance at the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. A mistake by Sete Gibernau on the final lap handed Rossi a crucial advantage that the Italian was unlikely to waste, eventually crossing the line just 0.685 seconds ahead of the Spaniard to extend his advantage to 120 points over Marco Melandri in the championship standings.

Despite coming so close to victory in a 30-lap race that was stopped after five laps when John Hopkins crashed his Suzuki and left it stricken in the middle of the track, Gibernau will be more than satisfied with second place after the disappointment of crashing out of the lead at Donington Park the previous weekend. The Honda rider also ousted Colin Edwards from third spot in the championship just a single point behind his team-mate Melandri.

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