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Top 10 moments of MotoGP 2018

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Modified 09 Mar 2019
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#3 Marquez-Rossi collision, reigniting the old rivalry

Rossi crashing after collision with Marc Marquez
Rossi crashing after collision with Marc Marquez

Argentina GP was nothing but a hotchpotch. Frequent changes in weather reflected uncertainty on track. After being pushed back on the grid, there was haste among riders to pick the best spot possible.Β 

Marc Marquez opted for an aggressive move to overtake Valentino Rossi in lap 18 of the race. In this attempt, Marquez squeezed aggressively in the inside of Rossi, pushing the nine-time world champion off the track and eventually crashing.Β 

Marquez was later penalized with 30 seconds after finishing 5th and was pushed down to 18th position in the race. This incident agitated Rossi and enraged him beyond limits. It reignited the rivalry between the two and brought back the dark scenes from 2015 season.


#4 Rossi's lap around the world

Valentino Rossi has now raced the distance equivalent to the circumference of Earth
Valentino Rossi has now raced the distance equivalent to the circumference of Earth

Valentino Rossi is the most accomplished rider in MotoGP history. The nine-time world champion has numerous achievements, but a unique feat got added in his list last year. While racing at Jerez, when he completed his 15th lap in the race, he achieved the feat of racing the distance equivalent to the circumference of the Earth. i.e. A lap around the world.

Read here in detail: Rossi's lap around the world


#5 Rossi achieved highest points tally - 5000 points

Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi's career points tally went beyond 5000 points

Valentino Rossi went past 5000 points in his career in Mugello GP. After securing the 65th pole of his career, Rossi managed to finished third, thus picking 16 points to take his career points tally beyond 5000.

It took 23 seasons to Rossi to add up 5000 points. He leads the points table with a significant lead of more than 3000 points over Dani Pedrosa (2882), who sits second on the list. Lorenzo is third with 2778 points in his career.

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Published 09 Mar 2019
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