Valentino Rossi's MotoGP rostrum return at the recent Andalucia Grand Prix was the 199th time he has stood on the podium in the premier-class.

But having endured a 17-race drought prior to the event, the Italian will be hoping he doesn't have to wait as long to claim the landmark 200th, which is almost double the number of next best Jorge Lorenzo (114 premier-class podiums). Dani Pedrosa is third on the list with 112, with reigning champion Marc Marquez the next best active rider after Rossi with 95.

Official MotoGP statistics also confirm that Rossi (at 41 years and 161 days old) was the first rider aged 41 or over to stand on the premier-class podium since Jack Findlay back in 1977 (at 42 years and 85 days old).

Rossi has likewise extended his record for the longest span between first and last premier-class podiums to 20 years and 87 days, which compares with 14 years and 341 days for closest rival Alex Barros.

French star Fabio Quartararo, who won both Jerez races, was just 1 year and 10 days old when Rossi first stood on his premier-class podium during the 2000 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez!

If Rossi can stand on the podium again this weekend at Brno, he will become the oldest rider to take back-to-back rostrums in the premier class since Jack Ahearn in 1966 (41 years and 282 days old).

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

15 July

Official Test

Jerez

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

  
 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

  

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

  

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

14

22 November

TBA

European venue

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

8

18 October

Japan

Motegi

9

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

10

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

11

15 November

Americas

COTA

12

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo

 

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