Valentino Rossi crosses the line to the repturous applause of all of the teams - his ride was, as he was perhaps signifying with his air violin, a virtuouso performance.
A fantastic compression shot of the field heading into the first corner, all skating on a thin film of water and all attempting to apply 200+ horsepower ever so gently
In the early stages of the race Sete Gibernau got away from the field but a crash put paid to his chances yet again. Gibernau's luck turned in Qatar last year and shows no sign of returning despite his obvious endeavour and talent. Time for the witchdocto
Alex barros took a turn in the lead during his 250th GP - his stretch at the front of the GP field has now lasted 17 years and had luck gone his way, he might easily have added another victory.
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