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Donington Moto GP

By Sean Alexander, Jul. 25, 2004
The first three laps of the Moto GP race today at Donington Park was nothing short of spectacular. Under cloudy skies we saw great starts from Gibernau and Capirossi. After a few corners, it became clear that Rossi, Edwards and Hayden were charging hard to get to the front. In the end, Rossi and Edwards succeeded, finishing 1 - 2 with Gibernau 3rd and Hayden 4th. The Ducatis of Bayliss and Capirossi faded to 5th and 7th respectively. After the race, Edwards ran up and tackled Rossi at the podium. For a second it looked like a fight, but then you saw that it was just exuberance on Edwards part. The play wrestling match ended with Rossi sitting on top of and playfully b!tch slapping Edwards as they both laughed.

Final Results:
1.) Valentino Rossi Yamaha Brilliant Ride, Comfortable Win
2.) Colin Edwards Honda Excellent Ride, Personal best
3.) Sete Gibernau Honda Safe/Smart Ride
4.) Nicky Hayden Honda Safe/Smart Ride
5.) Troy Bayliss Ducati Great Start, Good Ride, Couple of mistakes
6.) Carlos Checa Yamaha
7.) Loris Capirossi Ducati Good Start, Great Early Laps, Faded
8.) John Hopkins Suzuki Outstanding Effort In Front of Semi-Home Crowd
9.) Alex Barros Honda
10.) Neil Hodgson Ducati
11.) Ruben Xaus Ducati
12.) Max Biaggi Honda CHOKE!
13.) Shane Byrne Aprilia Rode Hard, Made Some Pretty Passes
14.) Makoto Tamada Honda
15.) Shinya Nakano Kawasaki
16.) Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia
17.) Kenny Roberts Suzuki
18.) Noboautsu Aoki Proton KR
19.) Alex Hoffman Kawasaki
20.) Michael Fabrizio Harris WCM
21.) Norick Abe Yamaha - DNF
22.) Kurtis Roberts Proton KR - DNF
23.) Chris Burns - Harris WCM - DNF
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