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The GP in numbers

The GP in numbers

The GP in numbers

3002 – The total number of Grand Prix points accumulated by Valentino Rossi in all classes of GP racing. Rossi's victory in Germany resulted in him being the first rider in Grand Prix history to pass the 3000 point milestone.

207 – The number of races since the last time that all three podium finishers were from the USA; at the Australian GP at Eastern Creek in 1993 when the first three riders across the line were Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey and Doug Chandler.

24 – The number of MotoGP victories for Valentino Rossi since he joined the Yamaha factory team. This is the same number of wins achieved by Wayne Rainey riding for Yamaha. Only Eddie Lawson has had more success in the premier-class riding for Yamaha, with 26.

9 – The number of previous World Championship Grand Prix events held in the USA. The first two GP events held in the United States in 1964 and 1965 took place at the Daytona circuit, the other seven have all been held at the Laguna Seca circuit.

5 – Valentino Rossi has qualified outside the top ten five times in the first ten races of 2006.

4 – Dani Pedrosa is the first rider in the premier-class to qualify on pole at four races in his rookie season since Freddie Spencer back in 1982.

1 – Of the seven premier-class races held at Laguna Seca the only non-USA rider who has won is Luca Cadalora in 1994.


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