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Updated facts and statistics after final qualifying in Catalunya

Updated facts and statistics after final qualifying in Catalunya

Updated facts and statistics after final qualifying in Catalunya

> For the first time in the MotoGP class the top three places on the grid have been taken by four-stroke machines from three different manufacturers.
> Max Biaggi´s pole position lap time is the fastest ever official lap of the Catalan circuit by a motorcycle.
> The top 18 riders on the grid have qualified with a time faster than the current lap record set last year by Valentino Rossi.
> Tohru Ukawa has out qualified his Repsol Honda team-mate for the first time this year.
> Sete Gibernau's third place on the grid is his best ever qualifying result riding a Suzuki. This is also the first front row start for Suzuki in the new MotoGP class.
> Valentino Rossi has failed to qualify on pole position for the first time in 2002.
> Loris Capirossi´s qualifying time is the fastest ever official lap around the Catalunya circuit by a two-stroke machine. He is the top two-stroke rider in qualifying for the fourth time this year.
> John Hopkins is the top Yamaha two-stroke rider and starts from a best ever sixth place on the grid.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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