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
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’