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Video Playlist: Rossi & Lorenzo’s epic 2010 Motegi Showdown

Video Playlist: Rossi & Lorenzo’s epic 2010 Motegi Showdown

Re-live Rossi & Lorenzo’s epic Motegi showdown from 2010 as the two title rivals prepare to do battle once more at the Japanese GP.

Valentino Rossi currently holds a 14-point lead over his teammate Jorge Lorenzo as the MotoGP™ World Championship heads to Japan, with everything set up for an epic title showdown between the two in Japan.

However, this isn’t the first time these two have faced off against each other at the Twin Ring Motegi. The 2010 MotoGP™ season saw Lorenzo lift his maiden premier class title but one of the biggest talking points had to be the Spaniards epic showdown with his teammate Rossi at the Japanese GP.

Lorenzo arrived at Motegi with a 56-point lead in the standings and the title all but secured in a season that saw both his title rivals Rossi and Dani Pedrosa suffer injuries. The Japanese GP was supposed to be almost a parade for Lorenzo at his team’s home GP, but Rossi was having none of it. Despite the Italian being completely out of the championship race due to the broken leg he suffered at Mugello and the fact her had been asked by his team to aid Lorenzo to ensure he would lift the title.

But, with no love exactly lost between the teammates at the time what ensued was an epic race-long scrap with no quarter given – check out the best bits below:

Watch Now: Rossi vs. Lorenzo at Motegi in 2010

After the race, the champion-elect Lorenzo was clearly not happy with his teammate:

Watch Now: Lorenzo discusses battle with Rossi

But Rossi, as always, seemed to shrug it all off as just another race:

Watch Now: Rossi delighted at podium after an intense battle

If that has wetted your appetite, and to get you in the mood for the upcoming Motul Grand Prix of Japan, you can relive the full race below:

Watch Now: 2010 Motegi Full Race

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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