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MotoGP, Rossi beats Bayliss and is the oldest rider to win

In the history of the world championship, the record belongs to Fergus Anderson, who won in Spain in 1953 aged 44 years and 237 days

MotoGP: Rossi beats Bayliss and is the oldest rider to win

Valentino Rossi couldn't have asked for more at Assen. At the Dutch GP #46 reached the highest step of the rostrum for the tenth time, scoring his 115th race win. With last week's victory, the Doctor becomes the oldest rider ever to win a MotoGP Grand Prix race, at the age of 38 years and 129 days, beating Troy Bayliss (37 years and 213 days).

In the overall world championship standings though he lies in seventh place, because the oldest to ever win a race is Fergus Anderson, who win in 1953 at Montjuich riding a Moto Guzzi in the 500 series, at the age of 44 years and 273 days.

Back to the present and #46 will be back on track in Germany this weekend with the aim of repeating his Dutch feat. Rossi is chasing a double, something he's not done since 2009, when he triumphed at Catalunya and then Assen.    

 

Translated by Heather Watson

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