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Rossi set to break all-time GP record in Sepang

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%.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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