MotoGP » Yamaha heads to 'home' race, Rainey returns


"The team headquarters are just a couple of hundred kilometres away so Misano is one of our 'home' races and we are all looking forward to it" - Massimo Meregalli.

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Bman - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 10:24 AM

I really hope Spies beats Lorenzo, the last thing motogp needs is another attention seeking idiot with post race celebrations and a Rossi wannabe. It was bad enough with Rossi, lets not go through that again, oh yeah i haven't seen Lorenzo shake his head stupidly as he has crossed the finish line in the last couple of races!!!! Great to see Stoner put an end to that crap!!!.

Canadian Fan - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 11:10 AM

Emotional weekend for Rainey, brave man to come back to the track that not only finished his career but left him in a wheelchair for life. Hats off to Yamaha for not dumping him when he could no longer ride.
Do or die race for Lorenzo as far as the championship hopes are concerned, he needs wins or Casey has this wrapped up

Elroy - Unregistered

September 01, 2011 11:18 AM

Good grief, is it really 18 years since Rainey had that crash? I manged to get hold of his book a couple of years ago on ebay, I found it hard not to burst into tears reading it.

SD500

September 01, 2011 11:32 AM

I remember the accident, I felt ill watching it as you just knew he was badly hurt.
took the gloss of Kevins wc for him, which was also tragic.

But, not mentioned may be more appropriate than not mentioned with Doohan.

It was almost as if it was too painful and many pundits just dont get how good he was.
I watched him one year at PI, taking a different line and slowly but surely putting (seemingly) putting rubber down. By the time racing started, he had extra tenths in that corner. you could see it, only one on the line. I then started watching at other tracks... bloody amazing, he would determine that a corner could be better.

I also watched him as a team owner with riders that did not get the necessary commitment. Man he was frustrated.

He is definitely one of the all time greats. one of them dont get carried away.

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