MotoGP is a game of fast speed and powerful vehicles. Moto Grand Prix is a racing sporting event held every year. Several races are held and based on the accumulated score, the winner is decided at the end of the season. The list of the 10 best MotoGP riders of all time is led by Valentino Rossi, considered to be the best MotoGP riders. Later, Marc Márquez raced with Rossi to become the best MotoGP riders of the modern era.
People who have a keen interest in sport bikes and speed are usually MotoGP fans. Several manufacturing companies are franchised and hire riders to compete in MotoGP by name. Popular brands like Yamaha, Ducati, Honda, etc. are some of the MotoGP franchises. Let’s take a look at the best MotoGP riders of all time.
10. Kenny Roberts
He is known as one of the pioneers in the sport. Introduced the knee-down rear wheel steering technique in sport. He was the first rider to win the 500cc championship in his debut season. Additionally, Roberts won three consecutive championships from 1978 to 1980.
9. Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo has 47 victories and 114 podiums to his name. He won three world championship titles in 2010, 2012 and 2015. Lorenzo raced for Yamaha, Ducati and Repsol Honda. He scored 383 surreal points in his first season in which he won the title in 2010. He is one of the best MotoGP riders of all time today.
8. Casey Stoner
The Australian has a fairly short MotoGP career. But what he accomplished in a short time is commendable. In just 115 starts he had 38 victories and 69 podiums.
On May 17, 2012, he decided to retire from sports because he wanted to spend time with his family.
7. Eddie Lawson
Eddie Lawson has four championship titles to his name. He won the titles in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989. For a fantastic career, he was inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame in 1999.
The American finished his career with 31 wins and 78 podium finishes in 127 starts.
6. John Surtess
He holds the record of being the only MotoGP rider to win the Motorsport and Formula 1 title in the same year. John has four titles in the 500cc category and 3 titles in the 350cc category to his credit. He left the world in 2017 as the greatest British driver of all time.
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5. Mike Hailwood
British Mike was nicknamed “Mike the Bike”. During the latter stage of his career, he moved to Formula 1. However, a car accident in 1981 shattered his dream of a successful Formula 1 career. Mike Hailwood is remembered for his consecutive titles from 1962 to 1965 in the 500cc. . first-class category.
4. Mick Doohan
Mick Doohan had an 11-year career in MotoGP. He began his career in 1989 and decided to retire in 2000. During this time, he won five consecutive championships from 1994 to 1998. Doohan is known for fixing his bike on his own.
3. Marc Marquez
He started his MotoGP career in 2013 and won the championship in his debut season. He has won 7 MotoGP titles between 2012 and 2019. He lost the title in 2015.
Marc has won 56 races and has 95 podium finishes in 127 starts. The Spanish international is expected to break all records in the future if he continues in his current form and becomes the best MotoGP rider of all time.
2. Giacomo Agostini
Agostini is currently the sports brand ambassador. He is known for his famous Yamaha victory, which ended the dominance of MV Agusta. During his career, he won seven consecutive titles from 1966 to 1972. He is still considered the best MotoGP rider of all time.
Agostini was the face of MotoGP in the 1970s. He has won 122 races and has 159 podiums to his name.
1. Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi is the best MotoGP rider of all time. The Italian has nine championships to his name, of which 5 titles he won in a consecutive stretch from 2001-2005. Rossi used to wear number 46 during his career.
He has more than 340 starts to his name and more than 5,300 career points. The 40-year-old registered 89 victories and had 198 podiums to his name.