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By motogp.com

MotoGP™ hits a million subscribers on YouTube

MotoGP™ YouTube channel set to celebrate by showing a legendary race chosen by Twitter poll

Tags MotoGP, 2016

The MotoGP™ YouTube channel has offered thousands of free videos from the world championship since its launch, and has had more than 540 million views. To celebrate reaching the milestone of 1 million subscribers – and becoming the first motorsport channel to do so – there are 4 of the best races from the last 25 years of MotoGP™ competition for followers to choose from.

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Thanks for helping us reach 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers

You will be able to vote which of these races you’d like to see as a thank you from MotoGP™ to you – and the chosen race will then be available for you to enjoy in full and for free on the MotoGP™ YouTube channel. The options are:

1993 Japanese Grand Prix - The third race of the 1993 season saw the best of the era line up on the grid at legendary Suzuka, with defending Champion Wayne Rainey on the quest for his fourth title. His chief rivals were Kevin Schwantz, Darryl Beattie and Mick Doohan, setting the scene for a classic showdown at the mythical Japanese circuit.

1995 Dutch TT - Mick Doohan won the first of his five 500 world titles in 1994 and the following year saw him defending his crown against a new European generation of promise – including riders such as Alex Criville and Alberto Puig. With the title tight at the top and the new kids on the block determined to stage a coup, did Doohan hold them off to claim Assen once again?

2008 US Grand Prix - The fight between Valentino Rossi - at the time a 7 time World Champion, - and new threat Casey Stoner - the defending Champion - came to a spectacular head at Laguna Seca in 2008 in a duel that came to define the rivalry - and provided one of the most spectacular (and controversial) overtakes in the modern history of the world championship.

2015 Australian Grand Prix - The 2015 title fight went down to the wire between Movistar Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, and Phillip Island staged one of the most incredible showdowns of not just the season, but MotoGP™ history. With Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone escaping at the front with the title rivals, the four-way battle on the island showcased the best of racing in its purest form – right down to the final lap.