Valentino Rossi's second place finish to Jorge Lorenzo in last Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix marked only the second time in Rossi's premier-class career that he has finished runner-up to a race-winning team-mate.

The only previous occasion was at the South African GP in 2002, when Rossi's Repsol Honda team-mate Tohru Ukawa won the race after a last lap pass.

Lorenzo, who took his debut MotoGP victory at Estoril last season, also remains the only rider other than Rossi to win for Yamaha since The Doctor first rode an M1 in 2004.

Max Biaggi is the third M1 race winner, during the machine's debut 2002 season.