9. Sete Gibernau


This photo really says it all about Sete Gibernau. After the infamous Jerez bump by Valentino Rossi, Sete fulfilled Rossi’s spell of never winning another race again. But Gibernau’s career shouldn’t be defined by his most famous entanglement. He impressed in other classes of racing, scoring podium finishes during the two-stroke era on a number of 250cc and 500cc machines. However, the peak of Gibernau’s career came in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, where he won four races each year aboard his Movistar Honda RC211V, but ultimately finished second in the championship standings. The champ? One Valentino Rossi who, ironically, is now sponsored by Movistar.