Four more rain gods
At Donington in 2005 Rossi destroyed everyone, clearing off at the rate of two seconds a lap. Last year at Silverstone he raced to the top step of the podium, resisting huge pressure from Marquez, who crashed out, and Petrucci.
At the 1997 Brands Hatch WSB round little-known BSB rider Rutter shared the podium with Carl Fogarty and John Kocinski, thanks to a British summer downpour. He said: “I enjoy the rain because I know everyone else doesn’t!”
Sarron’s defeat of Spencer in the 1985 German GP was a big deal because Fast Freddie was at the top of his game. Many think Sarron was rapid in the rain because he was nuts, but pure skill sealed that victory.
Falappa had a mind-boggling ability to find grip in the rain. At the flooded Brands Hatch WSB round in 1993 he beat everyone by an astonishing 36 seconds, baffling his rivals.