Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi followed Ducati’s Loris Capirossi across the line in the Malaysian Grand Prix to finish second and clinch his fifth successive MotoGP title.
Loris Capirossi’s first victory of the season for Ducat Marlboro in the Japanese Grand Prix gave the Italian rider’s points total a welcome boost, as a spectacular crash saw Valentino Rossi miss out on his first chance to secure the 2005 championship.
Valentino Rossi has won nine of the 11 races in this year’s MotoGP championship and, following Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix victory, the Italian needs only one more win to secure his fifth consecutive title.
After a four-week break, the MotoGP championship takes to the tar again this weekend as the teams and riders resume racing at the Czech circuit in Brno.
Valentino Rossi helped himself to his eighth win of the season after a fateful late mistake from Sete Gibernau in Sunday’s German Grand Prix.
The MotoGP circus heads to Sachsenring this weekend for the German Grand Prix – and the last battle before the summer break kicks into gear.
Sunday’s British MotoGP encounter took place at the drenched Donington Park circuit, where Valentino Rossi again displayed his dominance in an incredible race that only 11 riders finished.
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi overcame a poor start and a late contest from compatriot Marco Melandri to clinch his latest MotoGP victory at the historic Assen circuit on Saturday, as his usual rivals again failed to make an impression on the race.
Reigning MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi masterfully staged a late charge on the home turf of archrival Sete Gibernau to take victory in the Catalan Grand Prix on Sunday.
Valentino Rossi extended his lead in the MotoGP championship to 49 points on Sunday when he beat off a trio of compatriots to clinch a dramatic home victory at Mugello.