Rossi's unbroken sequence started when he did not miss a race start from his debut in 1996 at the Malaysian GP until he failed to start at the 2010 Italian GP at Mugello due to a broken leg
Dovizioso has not missed a GP start since the 2002 Suzuka race in Japan.
Riders with longest sequence of GP starts:
1. Valentino Rossi - 230
2. Andrea Dovizioso - 229
3. Max Biaggi - 201
4. Randy de Puniet - 190
5. Sandro Cortese - 176