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Greatest MotoGP Riders of all Time

Valentino Rossi: February 16, 1979

He is an Italian MotoGP racer as well as one of the most popular motorcycle racers of all time. He has won nine Grand Prix World Championships of those seven are in the premier class. Rossi followed in his father’s path to MotoGP racing. Valentino started his racing career with Grand Prix in 1996 and then he won his first World Championship then in 1997. After he moved up categories and then he won the World Championship, 1999. He moved up to premier class in 2000, where he won with the Honda team the World Championship in 2001 and the MotoGP World Championships in 2002 and 2003. Rossi continued his winning streak of championships by winning the 2004 and 2005 titles; he had left Honda to join team Yamaha. Then Rossi raced back to winning the title in 2008 and kept it in 2009.Rossi is leading with all time MotoGP race wins standings. He has 88 victories, and Rossi also is the second in all time overall wins standing, 114 race wins.

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Casey Stoner: October 16, 1985

He is a retired Australian professional motorcycle racer. Stoner won two MotoGP World Champions, 2007 and 2011. Many in the industry consider Casey Stoner to be one of best racers regarding as him the fastest and most talented riders. Currently Stoner works as a test and development rider for Ducati, which means he is continuing to train the next generation. Then in March 2015, Casey Stoner announced that he would return to MotoGP competition for a one time ride in the 2015 Suzuka, which is an 8 Hour ride. However during the race, Stoner crashed and ended up out of the race due to mechanical failure. Fortunately for Stoner, Honda apologized to Stoner about the failure which caused injury.

Marc Marquez: February 17, 1993

Marquez is Spaniard, two-time world champion, as well as a rider who has won world championship titles at least three different categories. This places him with Valentino Rossi and Phil Read. His titles consist of the2010, the 2012 the 2013, and 2014 World Championships.  Then Marquez was one of the first riders, since 1978, to accomplish in his first season the premier class title as well as one of the youngest to win that title. The title defended by winning the 2014 championship by several rounds. The run for the title had him winning ten races in a row.  His record list is long and impressive.

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Giacomo Agostini: June 16, 1942

An Italian racer, he is a multi-time world champion. He was given the nickname Ago. Agostini has the MotoGP record of 122 wins and 15 World Championships titles. Like the other men on this list, by many is considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle racers. Let’s break this down by MotoGP classes: in the 500cc class there are 68 wins and 8 titles and then in 350cc had the rest. Agostini competed in several series including the European Formula 2 series in a Chevron B42-BMW, British Aurora Formula 1 on his own team, and a Williams FW06.

Michael Doohan: June 4, 1965

An Australian racer is former Grand Prix World Champion. Doohan has won five consecutive World Championships in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. There are only two others who have won more primer class titles than Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi, which are on this list. His final appearance was in June 2011 during the race at the Isle of Man TT for a parade lab.