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I was feeling a little nostalgic for the RC51.
A little look back about a decade and a half.
This from MCN:
"Rossi got his first taste of the 8 Hour race the previous year, partnering Edwards. Rossi promptly crashed the bike - a Honda SP-1 - on his first stint. The team repaired the bike, only for Edwards to crash and set it on fire. Rossi's first Suzuki 8 Hour race was over."

I knew Rossi crashed in 2000 while in the lead, but I didn't know that in that same race, Edwards crashed AND burned the bike!

Look back: Valentino Rossi's only Suzuka 8 Hour win | MCN
 

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After I purchased my SP-2 I found an old VHS tape I had made of the final 2002 WSBK race at Imola. My son found me an old VHS player and I had the pleasure of watching Edwards take the championship on the Honda v twin.

Grainy video but exciting, especially so now that I have the bike in the garage!
 

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Well said smokingjoe. Pretty much how I felt the day I posted the thread.
Two legends, who've ridden the RC51 to win races, and in CE's case, a Championship.
That's just fucking cool...
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