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Rossi’s Laguna manoeuvre scoops American honour

Rossi’s Laguna manoeuvre scoops American honour

Pass on Casey Stoner voted ‘Best Move’ of 2008 in online poll.

It probably doesn’t rank too highly on Casey Stoner’s list of magic manoeuvres from 2008, but Valentino Rossi’s overtaking move on the Australian at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix has been continually cited as the best of its kind from the past season.

The hard pass on the descending ‘Corkscrew’ section of the Laguna Seca track was brought back into the spotlight this week with the announcement of the Third Annual SPEED Performance Awards winners, taking one of the nine trophies on offer in the category of ‘Best Move’. Rossi received the most votes from nearly 120,000 fans to take the honour.

The accompanying video reviews the stateside clash between Rossi and Stoner, including the jaw-dropping pass that the Italian himself regards as the turning point of 2008.

MotoGP, 2009, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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