16 years since Rossi's first win

All the numbers ahead of the Indianapolis GP from MotoGP statistician Dr Martin Raines

Posted: 14 August 2012
by Visordown

106 – Cal Crutchlow has scored 106 points so far this season, a single point more than James Toseland scored in the whole of the 2008 season, which had been the highest points total achieved in a single season by a British rider in the four-stroke MotoGP era.

53 – Jorge Lorenzo’s second place finish at Laguna Seca was the 53rd time he has stood on the podium in the MotoGP class, which is just one less premier-class podium than Randy Mamola achieved during his career

50 – At the Indianapolis Grand Prix, James Ellison is scheduled to make his 50th Grand Prix start, all of which have been in the MotoGP class. He will be the first British rider to make 50 starts riding a four-stroke MotoGP machine.

16 years – On the day of qualifying at the Indianapolis GP it will be exactly sixteen years to the day that Valentino Rossi won for the first time in Grand Prix racing, in the 125cc class at the 1996 Czech GP at Brno.

21 – Jorge Lorenzo’s pole at the USA GP was his 21st pole in the MotoGP class, the same number of poles that Dani Pedrosa has had in the MotoGP class.

7 - Seven of the riders who will be competing this year have taken part in all four MotoGP races that have taken place at the Indianapolis circuit: Jorge Lorenzo, Randy de Puniet, Andrea Dovizioso, Colin Edwards, Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden.

5th – Marc Márquez finished fifth at the Italian Grand Prix, which is only the second time since he moved up to the Moto2™ class at the start of last year that he has finished a race and not been on the podium; the only other occasion was at the Portuguese GP last year when he crashed and re-started to finish 21st.

3 – Three riders in the MotoGP class have scored points at every one of the opening ten races of the year: Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow and Nicky Hayden.

3 – Casey Stoner has won the last three MotoGP races held in America – Indianapolis last year and at Laguna Seca both last year and this.

3 – Indianapolis is one of just three circuits where Jorge Lorenzo has not started from pole in any of the Grand Prix classes; the other two are Aragón and Valencia.

2 – Since the Indianapolis Grand Prix last year only two riders, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, have finished in front of Jorge Lorenzo when he has completed a race.


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