Once again BT Sport treated motorcycle racing fans to a Sunday morning of racing nostalgia as they delved into Valentino Rossi’s 2001 title-winning campaign.
"At that time we all knew how special Valentino already was."— MotoGP on BT Sport (@btsportmotogp) May 17, 2020
"It was just a matter of time before he was going to dominate."@McWill99 recalls sharing the podium with Rossi in his first 500 category win...#TheGreatestYears pic.twitter.com/dGIooFKqrX
The BT Sport team looked at some of the best races from that season, including Suzuka – a Rossi, Max Biaggi talking point – and Phillip Island, which saw Rossi claim his third World Championship. BT Sport also checked in with former 500cc rider Jeremy McWilliams, who won the 250cc race at Assen in 2001 before making the step back up to the premier class in 2002.
This coming Sunday, BT Sport turn their attentions to 2017 – the Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) vs Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) showdown.