2000

ROSSI’S FIRST 500 WIN

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorgp Silverstone Preview -

July 9, Don­ing­ton Park Valentino Rossi had al­ready won the 125 and 250 world ti­tles but he had to wait a while to get his first win in the premier class and he had to work hard for it too. Af­ter a race-long scrap with Kenny Roberts Ju­nior and Jeremy Mcwil­liams, he fi­nally hit the front with three laps to go. Jezza was slip-slid­ing his Aprilia all over the Don­ing­ton tar­mac as Rossi kept his cool on a dry­ing track to fire his Honda over the line in front of his hard-rid­ing ri­vals. Roberts man­aged to stuff it up the in­side of Mcwil­liams on the last lap at the Mel­bourne Loop and the top three were sep­a­rated by less than a sec­ond at the che­quered flag.

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