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Barros and Rossi the men to have led most laps in 2002

Barros and Rossi the men to have led most laps in 2002

Barros and Rossi the men to have led most laps in 2002

Alex Barros and Valentino Rossi are the two riders to have completed most laps at the front of premier-class MotoGP World Championship races. The current World Champion has completed 132 laps at the front of the pack, 26 less than the Brazilian, but has put them to better effect, clinching the title with 355 points, eleven victories, four second places and nine fastest laps. Barros could only finish fourth in the championship with 204 points, after taking two wins, two second places and two thirds.

Biaggi, meanwhile, equalled the two victories of Barros and took the runners-up spot in the championship despite only leading for 39 laps, whilst Ukawa led for 40 laps, with one victory and eight podiums to finish third overall.

The rest of the riders to have lapped at the front did not take a single victory. Carlos Checa and Kenny Roberts led for 29 and 14 laps respectively, taking five podiums between them, whilst Sete Gibernau and Olivier Jacque led for 22 and 3 laps respectively but did not even make the podium.

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MotoGP, 2002, Valentino Rossi, Alex Barros

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