MotoGP: Win for Rossi would break unprecedented 15-year milestone

The time between Valentino Rossi's first premier-class win in MotoGP and his latest one at the 2015 Dutch TT is 14 years and 353 days.

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Not happy with breaking the records of others, Valentino Rossi broke one of his own at the Assen GP.

Taking victory 14 years and 353 days after his first premier class win, Valentino Rossi has set a high bar for the likes of Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo to match.

With his win at the Dutch TT, Valentino Rossi extended his record as the rider with the longest winning career in the premier-class, as shown in the following table.  Another MotoGP win for Rossi would extend his winning career in the premier-class to more than 15 years.

Longest winning careers in the premier class:

1. Valentino Rossi – 14 years 353 days (2000 British GP – 2015 Dutch TT)
2. Alex Barros – 11 years 204 days (1993 FIM GP – 2005 Portuguese GP)
3. Phil Read – 11 years 16 days (1964 Ulster GP – 1975 Czech GP)
4. Giacomo Agostini – 11 years 7 days (1965 Finnish GP – 1976 West German GP)
5. Loris Capirossi – 10 years 338 days (1996 Australian GP – 2007 Japanese GP)
6. Eddie Lawson – 8 years 110 days (1984 South African GP – 1992 Hungarian GP)
7. Dani Pedrosa – 8 years 95 days (2006 Chinese GP – 2014 Czech GP)
8. Mick Doohan – 8 years 53 days (1990 Hungarian GP – 1998 Argentine GP)
9. Geoff Duke – 8 years 47 days (1950 Isle of Man TT – 1958 Swiss GP)
10. Alex Criville – 7 years 321 days (1992 Dutch TT – 2000 French GP)

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