VALENTINO ROSSI: 15 YEARS OF WINNING

After an enthrialing last lap last corner battle with MARC Marquez and his eventual victory at the MotoGP AssenTT, Valentino Rossi broke one of his own records 

 

Taking victory 14 years and 353 days after his first premier class win, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has set a high bar for the likes of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) to match 

 

With his win at the Dutch TT, Valentino Rossi extended his record as the rider with the longest winning career in the premier-class, as shown in the following table.  Another MotoGP™ win for Rossi would extend his winning career in the premier-class to more than fifteen years.

Longest winning careers in the premier-class

CLO

 

Rider

First GP win in the premier-class

Last GP win in the premier-class

Length of winning career (years)

1

Valentino Rossi

Great Britain/2000

Dutch TT/2015

14 years 353 days

2

Alex Barros

FIM/1993

Portugal/2005

11 years 204 days

3

Phil Read

Ulster GP/1964

Czech/1975

11 years 16 days

4

Giacomo Agostini

Finland/1965

West Germany/1976

11 years 7 days

5

Loris Capirossi

Australia/1996

Japan/2007

10 years 338 days

6

Eddie Lawson

South Africa/1984

Hungary/1992

8 years 110 days

7

Dani Pedrosa

China/2006

Czech/2014

8 years 95 days

7

Mick Doohan

Hungary/1990

Argentina/1998

8 years 53 days

8

Geoff Duke

IOM TT/1950

Sweden/1958

8 years 47 days

9

Alex Criville

Dutch TT/1992

France/2000

7 years 321 days

10

Jorge Lorenzo

Portugal/2008

Catalunya/2015

7 years 62 days

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