De Rosa Sensational Save during Italian GP !

Raffaele de Rosa might have missed out on the podium during the Alice Gran Premio d'Italia, but he was certainly the hit of the weekend at the Mugello circuit. The Scot Racing Team rider pulled off an out-of-this-world saving maneuver during the 250cc qualifying session last weekend, managing to keep control of his bike while not actually on it.

De Rosa was on his way to doing a quick lap in the closing stages of the Saturday qualifying when, coming out of a corner, his No 35 Honda went wobbly and practically threw the Italian rider out of his seat. However, just as it seemed De Rosa will not make it in one piece at his team's garage, the 22-year old rider managed to somehow save the day.

Standing on one side of the bike, he kneeled alongside his Honda for a few seconds, after which he waited for the right moment to climb back on it. Of course, that moment did not come until several seconds later, as De Rosa was struggling to keep his hands on the bike and keep it straight at the same time.

Midway through the ongoing straight-line ride, De Rosa seized the right moment and climbed onto the bike, (probably) thanking the guy upstairs for avoiding an unfortunate crash. He went straight into his team's garage, being all of a sudden very happy with his 9th best time of the day.

The Napoli-based rider would eventually end the race in the same position (9th place), but we somehow doubt he left the Mugello circuit unsatisfied. Pulling such a magnificent save in front of a home crowd is not something he'll get to do every day (most likely), not to mention becoming a strong contender in the “Greatest MotoGP saves of all time” top.

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