Top 10: Most successful MotoGP riders without a title

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Top 10: Most successful MotoGP riders without a title
Dec 29, 2018, 5:42 AM

We list down 10 MotoGP/500cc riders who won several races, but couldn't get their hands on the elusive title.

In the history of MotoGP/500cc championship, four riders have won more than 10 races but were never crowned champion. In addition, seven of 10 riders in our list finished runner-up in the championship at least once. Moreover, two riders on the list will be on the 2019 grid and will have a chance to clinch their first crown.

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10th: Maverick Vinales

10th: Maverick Vinales
1/10

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5 wins, 16 podiums, third place in the championship in 2017

9th: Marco Melandri

9th: Marco Melandri
2/10

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5 wins, 20 podiums, Runner-up in 2005

8th: Alex Barros

8th: Alex Barros
3/10

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7 wins 32 podiums, Fourth place in the championship in 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

7th: Luca Cadalora

7th: Luca Cadalora
4/10

Photo by: Mirco Lazzari

8 wins, 24 podiums, Runner-up in 1994

6th: Sete Gibernau

6th: Sete Gibernau
5/10

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9 wins, 30 podiums, runner-up in 2003, 2004

5th: Loris Capirossi

5th: Loris Capirossi
6/10

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9 wins, 42 podiums, third place in the championship in 2001, 2006

4th: Andrea Dovizioso

4th: Andrea Dovizioso
7/10

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12 wins, 51 podiums, runner-up in 2017, 2018

3rd: Randy Mamola

3rd: Randy Mamola
8/10

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13 wins, 54 podiums, runner-up in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987

2nd: Max Biaggi

2nd: Max Biaggi
9/10

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13 wins, 58 podiums, runner-up in 1998, 2001, 2002

1st: Dani Pedrosa

1st: Dani Pedrosa
10/10

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31 wins, 112 podiums, runner-up 2007, 2010, 2012

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