MotoGP Review: Even a hurricane can't stop him
The race may have been cut short by a hurricane, but Valentino Rossi still chalked up his fourth consecutive victory to put the title almost out of Casey Stoner’s reach, while Nicky Hayden followed his second place on Sunday by announcing his move to Ducati where Toby Moody reckons we’ll see the best of him
This column in two weeks time should be celebrating the 2008 World Champion now that Valentino Rossi has won his seventh race of the year. Yes, the Indianapolis race was shortened because the tail of Hurricane 'Ike' hit the track half-way through the MotoGP race, but the result would still have been the same even if it had gone the extra eight laps to the end. The No.46 Fiat Yamaha won it hands down.
When Rossi pulled three seconds clear of Nicky Hayden in one lap, we all knew that history was being made. Rossi has now won the more races than anybody in the top class, and he has also won at every track we visit in the current MotoGP calendar. The script is endless for the still-to-be 30-year-old.
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