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Rossi to match Agostini podium record?

Valentino Rossi's second place finish last time out at Laguna Seca was the 158th podium of his grand prix career, in all classes.

That is just one less than all-time record holder Giacomo Agostini, as shown in the following table.

The only other current grand prix rider to appear in the top ten is Loris Capirossi, who needs one more top three finish to reach the milestone of 100.

The next chance for Rossi and Capirossi to achieve a podium finish will be at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

At the Sachsenring, Rossi is also scheduled to make his 159th successive premier-class start. That will take the record from Max Biaggi, who started 158 successive premier-class races.

1. Giacomo Agostini 159 (podiums) 122 (1st) 35 (2nd) 2 (3rd)
2. Valentino Rossi 158 (podiums) 100 (1st) 39 (2nd) 19 (3rd)
3. Angel Nieto 139 (podiums) 90 (1st) 35 (2nd) 14 (3rd)
4. Phil Read 121 (podiums) 52 (1st) 44 (2nd) 25 (3rd)
5. Mike Hailwood 112 (podiums) 76 (1st) 25 (2nd) 11 (3rd)
6. Max Biaggi 111 (podiums) 42 (1st) 41 (2nd) 28 (3rd)
7. Loris Capirossi 99 (podiums) 29 (1st) 34 (2nd) 36 (3rd)
8. Jim Redman 98 (podiums) 45 (1st) 33 (2nd) 20 (3rd)
9. Mick Doohan 95 (podiums) 54 (1st) 31 (2nd) 10 (3rd)
10. Luigi Taveri 89 (podiums) 30 (1st) 33 (2nd) 26 (3rd)



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Laterrus Talley

July 16, 2009 1:59 AM

The Yamaha definately didn't have any "Special Go Fast Parts" prior to 2008! Rossi is just that good. Plain and simple. If he were to leave the series today, a WHOOOOOLE lot of people would quit caring about this sport. Say what you will about Dorna making him the GOAT. Even IF they were helping him somehow, that doesn't make people like him. People like him for who HE is and nothing else. He crushes all the newcomers and veterans just about every year and "some" people just can't stand it. One thing is for sure, as long as Rossi races, he will be king and EVERYONE in the MotoGP paddock knows that! There is a level called "ROSSI" and ALL of the other racers are trying to get to it!



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