OVER­ALL 5 Con­sec­u­tive years with a win 333 Race starts 19 years Points 212 Podium fin­ishes CHAM­PI­ONSHIP TI­TLES with dif­fer­ent en­gine dis­place­ment 5 (125cc, 250cc, 500cc, 800cc, 990cc) Long­est win­ning ca­reer in GP rac­ing 12 days

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There will be more sat­is­fac­tion see­ing one of my Academy riders win­ning Mo­togp than see­ing my team win­ning it with a rider from else­where.

“I hope one of them is the next Valentino Rossi. It will be hard, but why not? We have great tal­ents there, and they can be good Mo­togp riders, maybe even top riders – but it is very early to say now!”

But all that lies in the fu­ture for Rossi – and for now he’s fo­cused much more on one thing; win­ning. And while ti­tle suc­cess might be out­side his reach as he goes up against Lorenzo, Mar­quez


and maybe even Viñales for the next two years, there are still records to be bro­ken.

And while ex­tend­ing his Grand Prix-win­ning streak of 19 years and 12 days (from the 1996 Czech 125GP to Sil­ver­stone Mo­togp last year) looks likely, there’s an­other that may be­come the Holy Grail for the next two-anda-half years.

Now only 10 wins be­hind Gi­a­como Agos­tini’s all-time record of 122, it may well be that will be the tar­get to end his ca­reer on. And, with four wins in 2015, who’s go­ing to bet against it?

‘I hope one of the academy riders will be the next Valentino Rossi’

Sec­ond place in Ar­gentina proves Rossi’s still a con­tender in 2016 With an­other twoand-three-quar­ter years of rac­ing left, Rossi will def­i­nitely be adding to th­ese stats

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