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MotoGP Brno: LOOK BACK: 2001 Czech Grand Prix with Motocourse

Ahead of this weekend's Czech Grand Prix, and Motocourse have teamed up to bring you a retrospective of a classic Brno race... has joined forces with the historic and definitive of all motorcycle racing bibles, Motocourse, to bring you a fascinating retrospective into the sport you love stretching almost 40 years.

Since 1976, Motocourse has documented the highest echelons of international motorsport with unrivalled depth, analysis and quality, asserting itself as one of the world's best-selling and most respected motorsport annuals with contributions from some of the industry's most revered figures.

To celebrate this, has teamed with Motocourse for the opportunity to glance back into the past of the sport with the re-publishing of regular features, highlights and insights from the golden eras of MotoGP, World Superbikes and more.

Better still, Motocourse is also giving you the chance to delve into motorsport's past at the touch of a finger with its comprehensive eBook and DVD archive as well as its superb iPad app , which is available from Apple stores for free. A must for any discerning motorsport fan!

Ahead of this weekend's 2014 running of the Czech Republic Grand Prix, we head back 13 years to the 2001 round, one of the many classics to be held around the sweeping, undulating Brno circuit.

Coming into the weekend Max Biaggi was enjoying a resurgence against arch-rival Valentino Rossi, with the former hot favourite to add to his impressive tally of wins at Brno and the latter under pressure after struggling in the previous German GP… The outcome of the race would be seen a pivotal moment in the 2001 500GP title fight.

Click on the images here to relive Motocourse's event review and image gallery… and take a look at some of the names appearing in the 250cc and 125cc categories years before they found success on the ultimate stage!

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