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MotoGP Argentina: MotoGP's most farcical races

MotoGP's return to the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo marks one year on since Michelin's tyre nightmare. Check out MotoGP's most controversial races and let us know which ones you think should have made the list.


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Smiler

April 06, 2017 8:57 AM

What about the crazy race at Silverstone when they had a thunderstorm about 3 laps in? It was in the days before they stopped a race for rain or flag to flag. The whole field started on slicks (as it was dry) but there were storm clouds everywhere so a privateer with no chance (Steve Manship) decided to take a gamble and start on wets. After about 3 laps the heavens opened and chaos followed with riders trying to wobble round a flooded track on slicks. After a couple more laps they all started to pit for a tyre change which at that time took ages. Meanwhile Manship plodded round. a couple of laps from the end Kenny Roberts passed Manship and was awarded to win with Manship second but everybody was convinced that Roberts was only un-lapping himself. A protest went in and at one point the organizers were asking if anyone in the crowd had been keeping a lap chart! (this was when timing was done manually with stop watches). In the end the result stood and Roberts got the win but those of



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