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Top drivers and riders when they are interviewed tend to spout boring, predictable PR speech so it's a special treat to hear Valentino Rossi explain the sensations and technique of approaching Mugello's San Donato corner at 220 mph, on two wheels.
In qualifying, Andrea Iannone on a privateer Ducati marked the highest ever officially recorded speed in MotoGP history 349.6 km/h , 217.2 mph on that straight. That was at the speed trap, in reality Brembo measured riders hitting 361km/h, 224mph at the braking point there. Think about that for a moment, think about the size of the front tire contact patch...
Wouldn't it be great is F1 drivers occasionally shared their craft rather than just thank the team and sponsors if they are winning or complain about how they need more aero updates if they are not?
Bravo Valentino and well done BTSport!