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Pre-Jerez MotoGP racing numbers

Pre-Jerez MotoGP racing numbers

Ahead of the Gran Premio bwin.com de España motogp.com delves into the history books to look at the key statistics relevant to the Jerez race and pick out some numbers of interest.

Ahead of the Gran Premio bwin.com de España motogp.com delves into the history books to look at the key statistics relevant to the Jerez race and pick out some numbers of interest:

100 - The number of MotoGP races since Suzuki scored their last dry weather victory at the Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi in 2000.

42 - On 42 occasions the rider who has gone on to take the World Title in the premier-class has finished on the podium at the opening race of the year.

33 - It is 33 years since a non-Japanese manufacturer has won three or more successive premier-class races, back in the days of MV-Agusta in 1973/74. This record could be re-written at Jerez with a win for Ducati.

31 - In the 58 year history of Grand Prix racing the rider who has won the first race of the year in the premier-class has gone on to take the title on 31 occasions.

5 - The number of MotoGP races without a win by Valentino Rossi. This is the longest sequence of races for Rossi without a win since he took his first premier-class victory at Donington in 2000.

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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