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Rossi closes in on new record

Rossi closes in on new record

Rossi’s win at the British Grand Prix took him closer to Phil Read in the list of the ten oldest riders to win races in the premier class.

It was the fourth win of the season for the Italian, and 86th of his premier class career. If Rossi wins at the Japanese Grand Prix this year, or at any time afterwards, he will move above Read on this list:

Rider                          Age at last MotoGP win                Race

1. Fergus Anderson (GBR)     44 years 237 days       500cc/Spain/1953

2. Jack Findlay (AUS)             42 years 85 days         500cc/Austria/1977

3. Les Graham (GBR)             41 years 21 days         500cc/Spain/1952

4. Jack Ahearn (AUS)             39 years 327 days       500cc/Finland/1964

5. Harold Daniell (GBR)          39 years 240 days       500cc/Britain/1949

6. Frantisek Stastny (CZE)     38 years 247 days       500cc/East Germany/1966

7. Nello Pagani (ITA)              37 years 328 days       500cc/Nations/1949

8. Troy Bayliss (AUS)             37 years 213 days       MotoGP/Valencia/2006

9. Phil Read (GBR)                 36 years 235 days       500cc/Czech/1975

10. Valentino Rossi (ITA)      36 years 195 days      MotoGP/Great Britain/2015

MotoGP, 2015, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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