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Valentino Rossi sets records with Assen win
10 July 2013
Seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi's victory in the Dutch TT at Assen, his first win since October 2010, set a number of new records and milestones:
• Rossi now has the longest premier-class winning career of all-time. Rossi's first victory was at Donington Park in 2000 which, at 12 years and 355 days to Assen, beats the 11 years and 204 days of Alex Barros.
• Rossi has now won in the premier-class on five different motorcycles: 500cc Honda, 990cc Honda, 990cc Yamaha, 800cc Yamaha and 1000cc Yamaha.
• Rossi's win at Assen ended a sequence of 44 races where he has not stood on the top step of the podium. Prior to this Rossi had never made more than nine starts in the premier-class without a win.
• Rossi's win also ended a 44-race sequence for Italy without a win in the premier-class – the longest barren spell for Italian riders in the premier-class since Luca Cadalora ended a 62 race sequence without an Italian winner at the 1993 British GP.
• Rossi's win means the total number of points scored during his grand prix career so far is... 4646!
• And now one milestone Rossi might not like - at 34 years of age, he is now the fourth oldest rider to have won during the four-stroke MotoGP era (2002 onwards) after: Troy Bayliss, Alex Barros and Loris Capirossi.Don't miss out! CLICK HERE to see ticket prices for the remaining rounds of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship from the Official MotoGP Ticket Store.