Statistics from Valentino Rossi's MotoGP career

Valentino Rossi is expected to break even more records after signing a two-year contract extension with Yamaha through to the end of the 2020 MotoGP season.

Statistics from Valentino Rossi's MotoGP career

Here are some statistics from his career so far.

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MotoGP group photo
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Valentino Rossi will start his 23rd world championship season this weekend in Qatar. At the end of his new contract in 2020, Rossi would have completed 25 seasons and attained the age of 41.
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
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In all, Rossi has competed in 365 grands prix across 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MotoGP categories, an all-time record.
Valentino Rossi, Honda
Valentino Rossi, Honda
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Rossi has taken part in 273 MotoGP races since the inception of the current form of the series in 2002. If we include 500cc races, which formed the premier class before, that total rises to 305. No rider has taken part in more than 250 races in any form of grand prix motorcyle racing.
Winner Valentino Rossi, Repsol Honda Team celebrates
Winner Valentino Rossi, Repsol Honda Team celebrates
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Rossi has won 115 races across all classes, only seven victories shy of all-time record holder and motorcycling legend Giacomo Agostini. The Italian has won races in all seasons, except for the two years he spent with Ducati between 2011-12.
Podium: race winner Valentino Rossi, Aprilia, second place Jorge Martinez, Aprilia, third place Tomomi Manako, Honda
Podium: race winner Valentino Rossi, Aprilia, second place Jorge Martinez, Aprilia, third place Tomomi Manako, Honda
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With his first race win coming in 1996, and the most recent coming last year at Assen, Rossi holds the record for the longest period between first and last wins.
Race winner Valentino Rossi
Race winner Valentino Rossi
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Rossi has scored 89 wins in the Premier class and 76 in MotoGP, two all-time records. With race wins for 11 consecutive seasons between 2000-2010, Rossi almost equalled Agostini's tally of 12.
Podium: race winner Valentino Rossi, second place Loris Capirossi, third place Nicky Hayden
Podium: race winner Valentino Rossi, second place Loris Capirossi, third place Nicky Hayden
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Rossi has made 191 visits to the podium in 500cc and MotoGP classes. If we take all categories into consideration, then Rossi has finished 227 races in the top-three.
Podium: Race winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha; second place Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha; third place Colin Edwards, Tech 3 and Masao Furusawa, Yamaha
Podium: Race winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha; second place Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha; third place Colin Edwards, Tech 3 and Masao Furusawa, Yamaha
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He is the only rider to have scored 16 podiums in three seasons - 2003, 2005 and 2008. Unsurprisingly, he won championships in all three years.
Winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
Winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
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Rossi has scored 54 pole positions since joining the premier class in 2000. However. only once has he completed a hat-trick of pole position, race win and fastest lap - at the 2016 Spanish GP.
Valentino Rossi, Honda
Valentino Rossi, Honda
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He has scored 4933 points in all categories combined - another record to his name.
Podium: Race winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
Podium: Race winner Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
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Given his long-standing relationship with Yamaha, it doesn't come as a surprise that he is the Japanese manufacturer's most successful rider. In 206 races he has participated with Yamaha, he has won 56 races, finished second at 43 occasions and was classified third 35 times.
Race winner Valentino Rossi
Race winner Valentino Rossi
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Rossi is also Yamaha's most loyal rider, despite the two years he spent with Ducati. He won on his very first outing with the squad at the 2004 South African Grand Prix.
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