Rossi smashes another record - Valentino Rossi

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rossi smashes another record


Current MotoGP™ World Championship leader Valentino Rossi has broken Angel Nieto’s 29-year-old record for time between 1st and last podiums.
With his third place finish in Germany, Valentino Rossi added to his collection of records achieved during his long grand prix career. Rossi now holds the record for the longest interval between the first grand prix podium finish and the latest podium finish across all grand prix classes. Angel Nieto held the record for the last 29 years. Below is a list of the five riders who have the longest period between the first and last grand prix podium finishes:

  Rider
  First GP podium
  Last GP podium
  Time between
1
Valentino Rossi
  125cc/Austria/1996
 MotoGP™/Germany/2015
 18 years 342 days
  2
  Angel Nieto
  50cc/Dutch TT/1967
  125cc/Italy/1986
 18 years 328 days
  3
  Loris Capirossi
  125cc/Italy/1990
 MotoGP™/Czech/2008
 18 years 90 days
  4
  Stefan Dörflinger
  50cc/Yugo/1973
 80cc/Dutch TT/1989
 16 years 7 days
  5
  Tommy Robb
  250cc/Ulster/1957
 125cc/IOM TT/1973
 15 years 302 days

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