MotoGP » PIC: Valentino Rossi saved by brake protector

Handlebar brake protector does its job during Valentino Rossi-Dani Pedrosa contact in Qatar.

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Guna - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 4:42 PM

That was a nice one,, JL shell shocked when his pit board showed "Rossi +5" or something... Not because he fears defeat in that race but JL would have never expected Vale behind him after those two horrible mistakes before the heart pounding come back... More to follow, keep waiting... Heart is a muscle it needs exercise too,, Rossi will give it some...

prof-x - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 5:53 PM

actually I disagree, Marquez could have finished in 2nd easily if he hadnt been making so many mistakes and sitting behind Dani who had obvious traction issues. The real blinker is will Dani continue to have rear tire traction issues for the forseeable future? Marquez was being very cautious, a shame Dani didnt have the same level of traction through out the whole of the race, he might have been able to keep up with Jorge.

coffee - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 6:42 PM

I watched race multiple time to see Sete take out half the grid, it was a really scary moment Sete flipped his bike and self at an incredible speed taken out loris caprossi who was in the WC points lead at the time.

this was year Hayden won it and you can pretty much surmise this crash is why. Capo was sidelineed for 3 races, and melandry, Sete, Hopkins and a few other were unable to make the next race ad well, Marco was sliding along pined in-between two bikes. ofcource they red flagged it for a restart. the slowmo replays show Sets running into caporossi, and how his brake lever hit capo's elbow. those brake protectors make a nice addition to any race bike.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 7:35 PM

I find it sad that 2 people have disagreed with my comment that these brake protectors are worth their weight in gold!
Without this little, inexpensive device,Rossi and possibly Pedro may have had a catastrophic accident.
Perhaps the 2 who disagreed were hoping for just that!
How very sad.

coffee - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 8:06 PM

I agree entirely... unfortunate for capo b/c it was by far his best chance to win it, but I'm glad for Nicky, tho his teammate almost did him in too, but he pulled it off. was a crazy year for crashes.

marco polo - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 8:20 PM

prof x... what was you saying last week about rossi not been competative this season. ? as the yamaha is not capable of hard braking anymore, because lorenzo has developed it to his style. can you explain that please.

r - Unregistered

April 12, 2013 3:27 AM

Cal would join the battle for Sure,
Not a Big fan, But Awsome rider. They powered down to save the fuel, so he might have a bit different set up.
Having said that , hope Vale doesnt run out next race. Was shocked to see him run out of gas on the slow down lap.
And in terms of Marques Holding back, I think he was being careful as to not push over the limit.
Now that his confidence is high, Texas he'd ride better.
I hope Dani 's issues are sorted out soon.

Go Vale!!!!!!!!!

ct - Unregistered

April 12, 2013 11:07 AM

@ Guna

Guna, but how could have Jorge known about Rossi's mistakes in the early laps? He can't have seen anything that happened behind him . All he must have seen was Pedrosa behind him most of the race, then Marquez, then Rossi. For all he knew they could have been riding in the same group from the beggining. If he watched a repeat of the race later that's when he must have been shocked!

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