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Rossi, Stoner dominate MotoGP 800cc era

Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi have been the two dominant riders since the introduction of the 800cc capacity limit at the start of the 2007 season. In total there have been 52 races in the 800cc era, of which Stoner and Rossi between them have won 39.

The following table compares the statistics of Stoner and Rossi, together with Pedrosa and Lorenzo, who are the only two other riders who have scored more than a single victory in the MotoGP class since the start of 2007. The table shows how closely matched Rossi and Stoner have been over this period and their considerable superiority over this period compared to the next best riders.

Rider

Starts

Wins

Win %

Podiums

Podium %

Poles

Pole %

Points

Stoner

49

20

40.8%

33

67.3%

16

32.6%

867

Rossi

52

19

36.5%

36

69.2%

13

25.0%

900

Pedrosa

51

5

9.80%

29

56.9%

9

17.6%

700

Lorenzo

33

5

15.1%

17

51.5%

9

27.3%

435


 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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