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PIC: Valentino Rossi saved by brake protector

Handlebar brake protector does its job during Valentino Rossi-Dani Pedrosa contact in Qatar.
Look closely at this image and you will see Valentino Rossi's front brake lever protector has been forced upwards, due to contact with Dani Pedrosa early in last Sunday's Qatar MotoGP season-opener.

Handlebar brake lever protection was made mandatory for the start of the 2012 season, to prevent accidents like this for Sete Gibernau in 2006.

Rossi, who later said he would have crashed without the brake lever protection, went on to finish in second place on his Yamaha MotoGP return.



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last chance - Unregistered

April 11, 2013 12:20 PM

@Qatar the hondas had an advantage in Austin, but again, thats just testing. wouldnt be surprised to see 2 yamaha's on the top 2 steps again. remeber Laguna 08, a certain rider dominated all FP sessions and QP, just over 1sec quicker then everyone. and look what happend. Rossi won.



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