Rossi set to break all-time GP record in Sepang - Valentino Rossi

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rossi set to break all-time GP record in Sepang









Rossi is set to become most experienced rider in the history of the World Championships ever at Sepang with he starts his 329th GP.
Valentino Rossi will add to his great collection of achievements when he lines up on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix. It will be his 329th grand prix, making him the rider with most grand prix starts in the 67-year history of the motorcycling world championship series. Below is a table showing the eight riders who have made more than 250 GP starts, together with a few statistics related to Rossi’s grand prix career:

Total GP starts
MotoGP™
/500cc
350cc
Moto2™
/250cc
125cc
80
/50cc
Loris Capirossi
328
217

84
27

Valentino Rossi
328
268

30
30

Jack Findlay
282
157
83
34
6
2
Alex Barros
276
245

14

17
Angel Nieto
265
1

16
160
88
Brno Kneubuhler
264
71
46
52
86
9
Alex de Angelis
262
61

136
65

Randy de Puniet
253
140

80
33

  • Rossi has taken part in 328 of the 866 grand prix events staged since the start of the world championship series back in 1949.  This means that he has taken part in 37.9% of all grand prix events that have taken place.
  • During his career Rossi has competed at thirty-six different grand prix circuits.
  • The circuit at which Rossi has made most grand prix appearances is Jerez, where he has made twenty GP starts across the three classes.
  • He has finished in a point scoring position a record 294 times in the 328 GP races that he has started, a rate of 89.6%.
  • Rossi has won 112 times from his 328 grand prix starts – a win rate of 34.1 %.
  • He has finished on the podium on 210 occasions from his 328 grand prix starts, a rate of 64%.

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