MotoGP » PIC FLASHBACK: Sete’s somersault at Catalunya


Photo flashback to 2006 as MotoGP returns to Catalunya this weekend.

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Liam48

May 30, 2012 11:05 AM

Gibernau had no luck that season, it was a shame because he was my favourite rider at the time, the Rossi-Gibernau battles... great memories.

Also I think if it weren't for this crash, I think Capirossi would have been the 2006 champion because this crash injured him for a few rounds!

Jack Mordino

May 30, 2012 11:10 AM

The saddest thing about that accident is that it terminated Capi's chances on the title which for that year looked strong (especially now knowing Hayden's limited strength -just 2 victories- and Rossi's numerous misfortunes).

I kind of feel sorry that this passionate rider with so much love and dedication for the sport didn't manage a championship in the premier category despite his numerous years (more than 15?) of participation.

Slide Rules! - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 12:27 PM

Yes Jack Mordino, the 'misfortune' of bottling the final race and losing to Hayden's 'limited' strength, will stay in my mind for some time.
The fact that Sete surprisingly enough did not receive the support he should have (surprising him being Spanish) was in my opinion what broke his concentration and was the start of dornas promotion of a single entity. Even in those extravegant times, full factory support was still very limited to the top few. The start of the decline if you will.

wadcutter - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 12:35 PM

It was a bad one, quite horrific to watch live as I remember.Melandri been dragged into the gravel with his arm jammed in the back of a bike. All 6 riders were lucky really.

motogp - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 1:12 PM

@sliderules

if you honestly think Rossi didn't deserve the 06 title you are laughable. He had issues for about half the races of the season, and still it came down to the last race. VR is incredible. I'll never forget his 2 slides at Catalunya 06 on the last lap.

I like Hayden but 3 wins and taking the title? ....

Jack Mordino

May 30, 2012 2:16 PM

@ sliderules:

If you remember only the last race, I remember the whole season. Try and find out how many times Rossi's engine broke down or how many times he got a puncture/shot tyre and then come back and let's discuss.

Md Zane

May 30, 2012 4:25 PM

@crash
should have put them in sequential order.

Torn on this one,so happy for Nicky so sad for Loris.

And don't forget Danis stupid move setting up the biggest strop ever in the gravel trap.

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