Rossi on the cusp of 200th MotoGP podium

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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi could pick up his 200th MotoGP podium at Brno this weekend.

Aged 41 years and 161 days old on race day in Jerez, Rossi became the first rider aged 41 or more to stand on the podium in the premier class since Jack Findlay in Austria back in 1977 (42 years and 85 days old).

Rossi became the seventh oldest rider to finish on the podium in the premier class of Grand Prix racing behind Karl Hoppe, Fergus Anderson, Ernst Hiller, Nello Pagani, Jack Findlay and Jack Ahearn.

In addition, he became the eighth different rider of 41 or older to have stood on the podium in the premier class along with Karl Hoppe, Fergus Anderson, Ernst Hiller, Nello Pagani, Jack Findlay, Jack Ahearn and Les Graham.

With his podium finish, Valentino Rossi extended his record of the longest time span between first and last premier class podium to 20 years and 87 days, becoming the first rider to reach the milestone of 20 years. His closest rival is Alex Barros (14 years and 341 days).

Fabio Quartararo was 1 year and 10 days old when Valentino Rossi stood on his first premier class podium in Jerez back in 2000.

In Brno, Valentino Rossi will be aiming to stand on the podium for the second successive time and to become the oldest rider to do so in the premier class since Jack Ahearn at the Belgian GP and the East German GP in 1966 (41 years and 282 days old).

Rider Total Wins 2nd 3rd
1 Valentino Rossi 199 89 61 49
2 Jorge Lorenzo 114 47 44 23
3 Dani Pedrosa 112 31 40 41
4 Marc Marquez 95 56 29 10
5 Mick Doohan 95 54 31 10
6 Giacomo Agostini 88 68 20 0
7 Eddie Lawson 78 31 31 16
8 Casey Stoner 69 38 11 20
9 Wayne Rainey 64 24 22 18
10 Andrea Dovizioso 61 14 21 26