Rossi - 250 Appearances

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This weekend, at the Sachsenring circuit, Valentino Rossi will record a new history of his career in motor racing arena. The reason is, "The Doctor" will do the race to 250 for all classes that already they do.

Until she had an accident and broke his leg in practice last year's Italian GP, Rossi has a record 230 races without a break. Until now, winning seven world titles MotoGP has reached 249.

Thus, this Ducati rider will be the sixth person who made ​​it to the races to-250. He was in the back of an Italian compatriot Loris Capirossi, who was in the top position, followed by Alex Barros, Jack Findlay, Angel Nieto, and Bruno Kneubuhler.

Rossi made ​​his debut in the 125cc class in 1996 at the Circuit Brno, Czech. At that time, he started from 11th position. Since then, victory after victory achieved by making the former Honda and Yamaha rider has collected nine world titles.

Unfortunately, its performance in the 2011 season in his debut with Ducati is not too encouraging. Since the first series until the eighth, Rossi has never won. It became the worst achievements throughout his career because it has 11 series (since the end of last season) is passed without a victory.

So far, Rossi, Capirossi and Randy de Puniet who is a 15 rider with the most appearances are still actively competing. Likewise with Carlos Checa, Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri are still active in motor racing despite appearing in the World Superbike arena.

- List of riders with the most number of races

Loris Capirossi 321 GP starts
Alex Barros 276
Jack Findlay 275
Bruno Kneubuhler 263
Angel Nieto 263
Valentino Rossi 249
Chas Mortimer 233
Giacomo Agostini 231
Roberto Locatelli 224
Stefan Dorflinger 223
Carlos Checa 222
Max Biaggi 214
Phil Read 212
Randy de Puniet 208
Marco Melandri 207

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