There was a time when a rider’s number indicated his position from the previous season, with the ultimate accolade being the number 1 emblazoned on the front of the champion's bike.The rise of branding in MotoGP and a rider wanting to market
1989 – The total number of points accumulated by Jorge Lorenzo in his Grand Prix career. A top five finish for Lorenzo at the Italian GP and he will become just the 10th rider in the 63 year history of world championship motorcycle racing to reach
100 – Karel Abraham is scheduled to make his 100th Grand Prix start at the Dutch TT. Abraham made his Grand Prix debut in the 125cc class at the opening race of 2005 at Jerez. After two years in the 125cc class he moved up to the 250cc class and then to the Moto2 class for 2010 a...
were taken from the results of the free practice sessions.Grand Prix racing numbers150 – At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Mika Kallio will be making his 150th Grand Prix start; the first Finnish rider ever to reach this milestone.90 – Dani Pedrosa’s second
The other day Casey Stoner tweeted this shot of this factory looking kart, which the reigning champion has been customising during the MotoGP downtime between Qatar and Jerez.Stoner became hooked on karting after taking part in the ice-race at the Ducati/Ferrari Vrooom event in 2...
Watch the closing stages of the 1997 Brno 125GP, the now unforgettable fluorescent number 46 of a young Valentino Rossi darts in and out of the pack grabbing and creating passing opportunities.It wasn't a desired result for the legend in the making
; Rossi's has been personalised with the yellow 458 topped with a matte black roof and his signature number 46 embroidered on the door panels.
the premier class before Valentino Rossi won in 2001.Other bikes going under the hammer include both the 1990 and 1991 World Championship winning Honda 125 RSR’s ex Loris Capirossi, the 1992 Aprilia 250 number 44 ex Jean-Michel Bayle and a 1973 Morbidelli 125
-first WSB pole position in to his first ever World championship race victory.Only 250 of the prints by Isle of Man artist Alan Perkin are available. Measuring 630mm x 490mm each print comes numbered with signatures from both the artist and Haslam
with the bright colours typical of his AGV helmets. But in tribute to his fallen friend, Marco Simoncelli, Rossi will sport a number 58 decal on his car. The 2011 edition of the race will also include the Marco Simoncelli Trophy in his memory. Valentino has won
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