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Grand Prix in numbers

Grand Prix in numbers

Grand Prix in numbers

276 – The number of races prior to the KTM victory in Turkey that Loris Reggiani won the San Marino GP in 1987, the last time that a new manufacturer had won in the 250cc class.

52 – The number of times that Honda riders have filled all three places on the podium in the premier-class. The next most successful manufacturer in this regard is Suzuki who have filled all three podium place in the premier-class on 19 occasions.

35 – Recorded finishers in the 125cc Grand Prix in Turkey, none of whom were lapped. This is the highest number of finishers in a Grand Prix since the 125cc race at the West German GP in 1983 when 36 riders finished the race. The 125cc World Championship race that has the highest recorded number of finishers is the Isle of Man TT of 1965, with a total of 43.

14 – The grid position from which Marco Melandri went on to win the Turkish GP. This is the lowest grid position on record that a rider has gone on to win in the premier-class. The previous lowest was from 12th place on the grid achieved by three riders: Norick Abe in Brazil in 1999, Max Biaggi in Australia in 2000 and Sete Gibernau in Valencia in 2001.

5 – For the first time since moving to the premier-class in 2000 Valentino Rossi has gone five races without qualifying on the front row of the grid. Rossi has only qualified on the front row twice in the last eleven races.

3 – The first three MotoGP races of 2006 have been won by three different manufacturers. The last time this occurred was in 1994 when the opening three races were won by: Kocinski – Cagiva, Doohan – Honda, Schwantz – Suzuki.


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