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Valentino Rossi's Honda and Yamaha career compared

Valentino Rossi's Honda and Yamaha career compared

Valentino Rossi's Honda and Yamaha career compared

Valentino Rossi's Honda and Yamaha career compared After winning the premier-class title for the third time riding Honda machinery, Valentino Rossi moved across to ride for the Yamaha factory at the start of last year and has now competed in 20 races on the Yamaha. .

It is clear that Rossi's performance since joining Yamaha have been superior in terms of percentage of wins, pole positions and average points scored per start. Only in terms of percentage of podium finishes have the results on the Yamaha been inferior to those achieved on the Honda. Rossi has also set several new records for Yamaha, milestones that the other premier-class riders will have to work hard to surpass.

The list below compares his performances on the Honda to those achieved on a Yamaha. - He has finished on the podium for the last seven races, which is the longest run of podium finishes by a Yamaha rider in the premier-class since Wayne Rainey, who had nine consecutive top three finishes between the end of the 1992 and start of the 1993 season.

- In the first race of the year at Jerez, Rossi became the first Yamaha rider since Eddie Lawson in 1986 to take four consecutive victories in the premier-class.

- This victory was also the first in the premier-class at Jerez for Yamaha since 1988.

- Last year Rossi scored nine victories, which is the highest number of wins ever achieved by a Yamaha rider in the premier-class in a single season.

- Rossi's total of 304 points last year set the record for the highest ever score to be achieved by a Yamaha rider in a single season.

- Rossi's victory last year in Italy was the first in the premier-class for a Yamaha rider at Mugello since Wayne Rainey back in 1991.

Starts: 64 with Honda, 20 with Yamaha
Wins: 33 with Honda, 12 with Yamaha
% wins: 51,6% with Honda, 60% with Yamaha
Podium finishes: 54 with Honda, 15 with Yamaha
% podium finishes: 84,4% with Honda, 75% with Yamaha
Poles: 20 with Honda, 7 with Yamaha
% pole: 31,2% with Honda, 35% with Yamaha
Points per start: 19,46 with Honda, 19,95% with Yamaha

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GRAN PREMIO ALICE D'ITALIA, Valentino Rossi

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