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BMW M Award in Rossi's hands after five races

BMW M Award in Rossi's hands after five races

Having taken pole at three races and an additional triumph at the MotoGP Official Test at Jerez, it comes as no surprise that Valentino Rossi is sitting pretty at the top of the BMW M Award classification.

Having taken pole at three races and an additional triumph at the MotoGP Official Test at Jerez, it comes as no surprise that Valentino Rossi is sitting pretty at the top of the BMW M Award classification. With five races down, the five time MotoGP World Champion already holds an advantage in the annual competition, which rewards the rider with the fastest combined qualifying times over the course of the season with a brand new BMW M car.

Rossi has already won one car this season, courtesy of his triumph in the 40 minute session at Jerez back in March, but his chances of having to clear a little more space in his already crowded garage have been increased by his phenomenal performances in 2007. ‘The Doctor' has a two second advantage over Fiat Yamaha team-mate Colin Edwards in the BMW M standings, even after the ‘Texan Tornado' clocked his first MotoGP pole at Le Mans last weekend.

World Championship leader Casey Stoner is down the pecking order in the competition despite twice qualifying second on the grid. The Australian was unable to participate in the BMW M Award last year as a result of his missing the Official Test through injury, something that also means that John Hopkins is ruled out of this year's contest, and currently lies in fourth.

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MotoGP, 2007, Valentino Rossi

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