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Rossi on target for record start.

Having become only the second rider in history to break the 100 grand prix wins barrier last time out in Assen, Valentino Rossi has a simpler task ahead of him to claim another record in this weekend's US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.

Rossi has never missed a race since making his grand prix debut in the 125cc class, at the start of the 1996 season, and Sunday's US GP should see Rossi make his 158 successive start in the premier-class.

That equals the all-time record for most successive starts in the premier-class currently held by Alex Barros, as shown in the following list:

1. Alex Barros 158 GP starts Brazil/1992/Rio - Dutch TT/2003/Assen
2. Valentino Rossi 157 GP starts South Africa/2000/Welkom - Dutch TT/2009/Assen
3. Max Biaggi 127 GP starts Japan/1998/Suzuka - Valencia/2005/Ricardo Tormo
4. Shinya Nakano 125 GP starts Portugal/2001/Estoril - Valencia/2008/Ricardo Tormo
5. Norick Abe 119 GP starts Australia/1995/Eastern Creek - Malaysia/2002/Sepang



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Andy - Unregistered

July 02, 2009 1:42 AM

Yes another record blah blah!!!! But imagine how many more championships the greater Mick Doohan would have won if he didnt ride the worlds most unforgiving bike and pushed into retirement :? The soooo called great Vale would have been eaten for dinner racing Mick Doohan (and other riders of the time) even with Mick racing on his one and a half legs :p :p and imagine Mick Doohan wasnt basically born into gp racing like Vale, he started racing for a bit of a laugh and for beer money to start with!Someone who wins against greater competition,comes back from life threating injuries now thats a greater rider. Vales a great puppet for Dorna though and is a good for a giggle. Lorenzo for the win



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