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Rossi smashes another record

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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MotoGP, 2015, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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