MotoGP: 5 riders with the most MotoGP starts

Modified 12 Oct 2018
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#4 Loris Capirossi

Loris Capirossi
Loris Capirossi

Italian Loris Capirossi made his 125cc debut in 1990 and won the Riders' Championship in his rookie season and went to defend his title in 1991. He made the switch to 250cc class in 1992 and in 1998 he won the 250cc World Championship with Team Aprilia. During his MotoGP career, he was part of 4 different teams - Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki. He is the first man to have logged 300 starts across all 3 classes. He finished his MotoGP career with 217 starts.

#3 Nicky Hayden

A banner in memory of Nicky Hayden
A banner in memory of Nicky Hayden

Late American Nicky Hayden nicknamed 'The Kentucky Kid' won the 2006 MotoGP Championship and he remarkably stopped the juggernaut of Valentino Rossi who had won 5 Championships in a row. Hayden made his MotoGP debut in 2003 and he finished 5th in the Championship that year and was named 'Rookie of the Year'. The 2006 MotoGP was one of the closest Championships and Hayden pipped Rossi on the final race of the season to be crowned champion. Hayden retired from MotoGP in 2016 and finished with 218 starts.

Published 12 Oct 2018
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