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YZR-M1 Valentino Rossi 2008

YZR-M1 Valentino Rossi 2008
Diecast model of Valentino Rossi 2008 Yamaha YZR-M1 in scale 1:12 from Minichamps. Get this fantastic bike Rossi rode to 2008 MotoGP title.
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Alex Barros - Biography
MotoGP rider Alex Barros
     Number: 4
     Nationality :Brazilian
     Birth place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
     Birthday: 18.10.1970.
    Team: Alex Barros in action
    Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Height: 174
    Weight: 68
    Championship points(2014): 0

 Alex Barros-125ccm biography

Alex Barros started racing in Brazilian moped championship in age of 8, in 1988. In his second season, 1989, he won title in this category, as well as next year. In 1991, Alex Barros became 50ccm Brazilian champion. His 125ccm career started in 1982, when he finished season in 4th place, advancing to second championship position in 1983.

Alex Barros-250ccm biography

Alex Barros moved to 250ccm Brazilian championship in 1984 to finish his first season in this class as 4th, before winning Brazilian 250ccm championship title in 1985. In 1986 and 1987 Barros made international appearance in 80ccm world championship, finishing seasons in 16th and 17th, respectively. He returned to 250ccm class in 1988 in Latin-American 250ccm Championship with Yamaha, and finished season 3rd overall. In 1989, Alex Barros entered 250ccm world championship with Yamaha, and finished his debut season 18th.

Alex Barros-500ccm biography

Alex Barros got factory Cagiva 500ccm ride in 1990, and stayed here for three seasons, finishing 12th, 13th and 12th, riding two years as team-mate of Eddie Lawson. In 1993 he changed Cagiva for Suzuki, and scored first 500ccm win in same year, finishing season in 6th place. Barros stayed one more season with Suzuki to finish 8th in general standings. From 1995 Barros moved to Honda, where he had constant problems with lack of founds for 5 years, finishing those seasons 7th, 4th, 9th, 5th and 9th, and taking podium finishes in more occasions. In year 2000 Alex Barros entered Sito Pons team, and finished 4th in 2000, 2001 and 2002, taking five victories.


Alex Barros-MotoGP biography

After encouraging debut on Honda RC-211V in 1992, Alex Barros decided to go to Yamaha, where he struggled all season and finished 9th in championship standings, before returning to Honda in 2004 for factory team. Much was expected from Barros in this season, but he managed to get only four podium finishes, with even three non-scoring races. Barros finished three races in third place: Spain, Portugal and Malaysia, and once he finished in second place, in Germany. At the end of the 2004 season, Barros was 4th in general standings with 165 points, almost twice less than 2004 Champion, Valentino Rossi.

2005 MotoGP Season
Barros once more changed team in this year, this time riding for Camel Honda. Start of the 2005 MotoGP season was not bad at all for Alex Barros, as he finished first race in 4th place, and next one in Portugal with a victory. However, promissing start of the season did not transformed to title chase, as he only once more finished on podium in Britain. Barros ended season 2005 in 8th place in general classification, with total 147 points.
2006 Season
At the end of the 2005 season, Alex Barros was not offered MotoGP ride, so he switched to World Superbike series with Klafi Honda Team. Even though Barros had to found his ride in WSBK team, he shown great performance in his debut season in Superbike series. He did not wait too long to get onto podium, as he got pair of them (2nd and 3rd place) in second round of the Superbike championship that took place at Phillip Island circuit. After starting success, Barros also picked two second places in Italy and San Marino, before crowning his superbike season with victory at race 1 and second place at race 2 in Imola.

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