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Imola 2002 Edwards v Bayliss

Two Wheel Tuesday for this week is MASSIVE!  With the opening round of the World Superbike series less than two weeks away, I thought something to get you revved up for the season is called for.

There was a lot of talk about a "Duel In The Desert" between Rossi and Bayliss, but I ask you, could it live up to the "Throwdown At Imola"?  Remember the WSBK title battle between Edwards and Bayliss?  Troy had dominated the first half of the season opening a huge lead in the Championship, but come just past mid season at Laguna Seca, The Texas Tornado caught fire and went on a winning streak and come the last round of the series there were just a couple of points separating the two, the championship would be decided in the final round at Imola.

What we got were maybe two of the greatest races ever as these two went at it with everything they had and left it all on the track!  I've watched this clip of race two maybe a hundred times (no joke) and I still get excited to watch the pass and repass moves.

Sit back and crank it up as we relive real Days Of Glory!


Imola 2002 Edwards v Bayliss from Eric Trytko on Vimeo.

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Reader Comments (4)

This is a great battle. It will go down in history a an all time great.

The backing music however......... that wont go down as an all time great !

I wanted to hear the might of the V-Twins roar away from the line. Never mind.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWiggysan

Agree. Fantastic duel, and the Honda sounded evil as I remember, so it's a shame to dub over it, but you take what you can get!

Hey when's the next podcast Duke? I want my fill of info on the stupidity of management in MotoGP and AMA!

Seriously, if it's just BSB and WSBK worth watching this year it's still a good season, 'cause they both kick ass.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

And there it is, what timing sir! Cheers.. I look forward to your inside scoop.

Roll on tomorrow's commute.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

I agree, probably the greatest two races ever. Not me but my someone who looks a lot like me downloaded both races on bItTorrent, he likes to watch often to see Edwards ride with real aggression.
Thanks for posting the video :)

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCTKELL

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