Four more rain gods

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Pertucci Interview -

Valentino Rossi

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.

Michael Rutter

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!”

Chris­tian Sar­ron

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.

Gian­carlo Falappa

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.

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