THE CHALLENGE GOES ON…
24 October 2005 | News
Although the first World Motorcycle Racing Championship race on the Bosphorus brought Dainese no victories, the trip to Turkey was positive in the end.
In the heavy-weight class, Valentino Rossi proved partially able to overcome the problems he'd had with his Yamaha M1 all week. After an unremarkable start, The Doctor set off in pursuit of a red-hot Marco Melandri, but the Tavullia Champ's comeback only brought him as far as 2nd place.
The same story goes for Daniel Pedrosa, the season's new 250 cc Champion. Even if the Spanish rider showed he knew how to get the best out of the new Turkish track, he wasn't able to make the winning move that would have brought him out ahead of Casey Stoner.
The days' strongest emotions were all aroused in the 125 cc class, where Thomas Lüthi is now just one step away from the World Title, and that would make the Dainese Team 3 for 3!. Keeping our fingers crossed, the Swiss rider will sweep into Valencia with a healthy 23 point lead over Mika Kallio, and Thomas just might be celebrating the first big success of his career in a week in Spain.
We'll all be waiting on November 4 in Valencia, also to find out just who will win Valentino Rossi's Sachsenring racing suit that Dainese is putting up for auction as of Thursday, October 27 on eBay.
The D-Challenge situation is as hot as ever, and it's looking like a photo finish that'll go down to the season's final race. With 26 points up for grabs, there are theoretically as many as 54 contestants still with a chance to win that head-to-toe Valentino Rossi racing suit, from the current leader Autobahn down to Dattero with 96 points. May the best man (or woman) w