The Italian could make history at the Czech GP by becoming the first rider to score 6000 Grand Prix points. The amazing total is well within his grasp at this weekend’s round at the Czech Republic.
Rossi’s second at the Sachsenring last time out brought his career total up to 5994, which means a top ten finish at the track he won his first ever Grand Prix at in 1996 will ensure the Italian is the first to reach the massive points GP milestone.
This weekend signals the 23rd consecutive time the nine-time world champion races at Brno, and it’s a track he has a rich history at. From his 18-premier class starts, the number 46 has 11 podium finishes, five wins and hasn’t finished outside the top ten since retiring from the Czech GP in 2002.
The closest riders to the 39-year-old are Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), who sits on 4094 points, and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) with 3869 career points – two other riders who have a good relationship with the circuit.