Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com
From 1995, the Honda factory team and Repsol, have won 8 premier-class world titles, 90 wins, and 250 podium finishes.
Mick Doohan has led the charge for the Repsol Honda team. Doohan can lay claim to 48 of those podium finishes. More amazingly, 35 of those 48 podium finishes were race wins, and none of them were third place finishes.
The Honda team has score podiums in every cylinder capacity (500cc, 990cc, 800cc) that the premier class has had. Doohan led the charge, but he got plenty of help from riders like Alex Criville, Shinichi Itoh, Valentino Rossi, and Dovizioso.
Dani Pedrosa has just one podium finish less then the legendary Doohan. Pedrosa, since he started racing in the premier class in 2006, has scored 47 podium finishes.
Over 16 years, 13 riders have stood on the podium, representing Repsol and the Honda factory team.
Congratulations to Repsol, Honda, and the 13 riders to climb the steps. Mick Doohan, Dani Pedrosa, Alex Crivillé, Valentino Rossi, Tadayuki Okada, Shinichi Itoh, Takuma Aoki, Sete Gibernau, Tohru Ukawa, Alex Barros, Max Biaggi, Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso.