Following last weekend's Pacific GP, Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi have now filled the top two steps of the podium on fourteen separate occasions, making them one of the greatest head-to-head rivalries of all-time.

The duo that currently hold the honour of finishing first and second most are Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner, in a total of 20 GPs. However, the man who dominates the list is five-times world champion Mick Doohan - due to his battles with Alex Criville, Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Rainey.

The following list details the leading rider combinations that have filled the top two places in premier-class GPs. The figure in brackets indicates the number of times each rider won each encounter.

All-time greatest premier-class rivals:

20 - Eddie Lawson (11)/Wayne Gardner (9)17 - Kevin Schwantz (12)/Wayne Rainey (5)15 - Mike Hailwood (12)/Giacomo Agostini (3)15 - Mick Doohan (10)/Alex Criville (5)14 - Valentino Rossi (10)/Max Biaggi (4)12 - Freddie Spencer (9)/Eddie Lawson (3)12 - Kevin Schwantz (7)/Mick Doohan (5)12 - Wayne Rainey (8)/Mick Doohan (4)

 

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