THE VAMPIRES ARE BACK!
03 August 2005 | News
Valentino's clowning at the Sachsering starting gate shouldn't make anyone think he's just fooling around: his bite gets sharper every day and he's still thirsty for blood! There's no way he's going to let anyone else take command of the worldwide standings he dominates from high above.
If there ever was a race in which his adversaries might have hoped for a chance, it was on the Motorcycle GP track in Germany that has never shown Rossi any favours (e.g. his dramatic spill on Friday…) and where he had never won before. After his German weekend, the Doctor goes on vacation nearly five races ahead of his closest competitor. This was his 76th win in the biggest cc class, a victory that propels him into the ranks of the world's greatest motorcycle pilots ever at the same level of legendary Mike “the bike” Hailwood.
And the smiles for the Dainese Team do not finish here: Count Dracula's disciples include Daniel Pedrosa and Thomas Lüthi, who have also finished first in their respective categories.
After winning his pole position on Saturday, the Spaniard dominated the 250 cc class race and picked up precious points on his way to the title, as he now has a 50 point lead over second-ranking Casey Stoner.
In the fierce 125 cc competition, the top spot is within the grasp of Thomas Luthi, who came in 2nd in the Germany GP race ahead of a good Marco Simoncelli in the race finished ahead of time due an ugly spill by Manuel Poggiali, fortunately without other consequences.