New to motogp.com?Register here

Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Rossi, Biaggi and Gibernau among greatest rivals of all-time

Rossi, Biaggi and Gibernau among greatest rivals of all-time

Rossi, Biaggi and Gibernau among greatest rivals of all-time

The rivalry between Valentino Rossi and first Max Biaggi and more recently Sete Gibernau, has been among the fiercest rivalries of all time in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing. The domination of these three riders in recent years has meant that at least one of them has finished on the podium in the last 78 races.

The last race at which none of these three riders appeared on the podium was five years ago at the Dutch TT in 2000. In the 38 races since the start of 2003 on 31 occasions at least two of these riders appeared on the podium together.

Since Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi finished one-two for the first time at the Czech GP in 2000, they have filled the top two places on the podium together on a further seventeen occasions. Only one other rider combination has filled the top two places in the premier-class on more occasions and that was Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner. Rossi's recent rivalry with Gibernau means they have also now finished one-two together on 15 occasions.

The following list which shows the riders which have finished together on most occasions (the figure in brackets showing how many times each rider has finished first in these encounters).

20 - Eddie Lawson (11) / Wayne Gardner (9)
18 - Valentino Rossi (14) / Max Biaggi (4)
17 - Kevin Schwantz (12) / Wayne Rainey (5)
15 - Mike Hailwood (12) / Giacomo Agostini (3)
- Mick Doohan (10) / Alex Crivillé (5)
- Valentino Rossi (11) / Sete Gibernau (4)
12 - Freddie Spencer (9) / Eddie Lawson (3)
- Kevin Schwantz (7) / Mick Doohan (5)
- Wayne Rainey (8) / Mick Doohan (4).

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, GAULOISES TT ASSEN, Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi

Other updates you may be interested in ›