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GP Week : Issue 165
WHILE YOU WERE AWAY ... Casey tripped, Rossi flipped, Jorge dipped and Dani zipped MotoGP’s Summer holiday was short, and filled with action. In three weekends off after Laguna, the air twanged with tension, as the world awaited Rossi’s Big Decision. It came a week before Indy, in between a pair of races at tracks that brought out the absolute worst in the doomed Rossi-Ducati dreamboat. He was going back to Yamaha. Then they went racing again, at Indianapolis, at the little-used F1-reject infield circuit – a pedestrian layout with a potentially lethal mix of surfaces. Certainly so for Casey. Stoner’s Honda threw him so violently over the high side that the landing smashed his ankle. Brave beyond words he raced the next day to fourth. And the weekend before last at Brno, Casey pulled out on race eve on doctor’s orders, and flew home to Australia for urgent surgery. In among all this, Dani Pedrosa piled up a pair of wins, to inch back to within clear sight of Lorenzo on points. 39 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: MOTOGP >>> UPDATE