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POLL: Is this the greatest MotoGP rivalry?

The official preview for this weekend's French MotoGP runs under the headline, 'Greatest MotoGP rivalry continues at historic Le Mans'.

That's because stats show Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa to have filled the top three places in a MotoGP race on 16 occasions, including at all three rounds this year.

That is more times than any other trio in the 64-year history of premier-class grand prix racing. But, in your opinion, does that also mean it the greatest three-way rivalry the sport has seen?

The list below shows the leading number of podium combinations in the history of the premier class - all you have to do is CLICK HERE and select which of those rider line-ups you feel is the greatest.

After voting you will see the present results. You can also explain your choice in the comments section below.

Number of times the following set of riders have filled the premier-class podium:

16 times - Casey Stoner/Jorge Lorenzo/Dani Pedrosa
12 - Casey Stoner/Valentino Rossi/Dani Pedrosa
12 - Eddie Lawson/Wayne Gardner/Randy Mamola
12 - Wayne Rainey/Kevin Schwantz/Mick Doohan
11 - Kevin Schwantz/Eddie Lawson/Wayne Rainey



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Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
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herowassenna - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 8:54 AM

There's only one in the list that speaks of the greatest podium ever, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, and Mick Doohan. Sorry, but only Rossi, Stoner and Lorenzo would rival it. Pedrosa being on any of those lists is frankly a joke. Minimum qualification should be a championship. What about Hailwood, Agostini and a.n.other?

True rivalry is when rivals really hate the other rider for beating them to the point of seeing in their body language, roberts and sheene, gardner and lawson, schwantz and rainey, rossi and biaggi were the best rivals of our time.



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