MotoGP: 4 Riders with most wins in a single season
Consistent results that include a decent number of wins in a single season ensure that a rider is always in contention for the MotoGP championship gold. This mantra works for many and often leads to close and interesting battles with at least two riders in the fray for the world championship.
However, at times, a particular rider dominates the entire field by securing a huge number of wins in a single season, which along with leaving his rivals in the dust, nets him the championship gold with a huge points tally.
Let us take a trip down the memory lane and look closer at the four riders who dominated a season by managing to win the most races in a single MotoGP season.
#4 Valentino Rossi - 11 wins
Valentino Rossi kicks-off the list with eleven race wins in a single season. The prolific Italian rider managed to secure eleven wins on multiple occasions between 2001 and 2005.
The 2001 season, which was also the last season before the dawn of the MotoGP era, Rossi took eleven wins out of sixteen races in the 500cc class to claim his first premier class championship with 325 points.
The Italian managed to equal his record the following season with four-stroke engines and took his second successive championship with 355 points, 140 points higher than his Italian adversary Max Biaggi.
The 2005 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the third time the Doctor claimed eleven race wins in a single season. Driving for the Yamaha team, Rossi's eleven wins ensured that he would claim his fifth consecutive world championship.
Also, interestingly, he is one of the few riders who managed to win the championship with two different teams.