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The key racing numbers as MotoGP heads east

The key racing numbers as MotoGP heads east

Ahead of this weekend's fourth date in the 2007 MotoGP calendar, the Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China, motogp.com selects the key racing numbers.

Ahead of this weekend's fourth date in the 2007 MotoGP calendar, the Sinopec Great Wall Lubricants Grand Prix of China, motogp.com selects the key racing numbers.

100 – Joan Olive is scheduled to make his 100th Grand Prix start in China. Olive made his World Championship debut in the 125cc race in Japan in 2001 and has made 32 appearances in the 250cc class in addition to 67 starts on a 125cc machine. Olive's second place finish at the last race in Turkey is his best ever Grand Prix result and his first podium finish since the Italian Grand Prix in 2005.

95 – Loris Capirossi's third place finish in Turkey was the 95th time he has stood on a Grand Prix podium across the three classes, equalling the number of podiums achieved by Mick Doohan during his GP career. Only seven riders have had more podium finishes in GP racing; Giacomo Agostini (159), Angel Nieto (139), Valentino Rossi (129), Phil Read (121), Mike Hailwood (112), Max Biaggi (111) and Jim Redman (98).

15.974 seconds – The time 15th placed Randy Krummenacher was behind 125cc race winner Simone Corsi in Turkey. This is the sixth smallest margin of all time in the 125cc class for the first fifteen riders across the line.

10 – Valentino Rossi's tenth place finish in Turkey is his worst dry weather GP result (when he has not crashed and re-mounted) since the Japanese Grand Prix in 2000, his debut season in the premier-class.

9 – Casey Stoner's victory in Turkey was the ninth of his Grand Prix career including five in the 250cc class and two on a 125cc machine. Only three Australian riders have scored more Grand Prix victories than Stoner; Mick Doohan (54 x 500cc), Wayne Gardner (18 x 500cc) and Gregg Hansford (6 x 350cc, 4 x 250cc).

5 – Aprilia have won the last five successive races in the 125cc class. If an Aprilia rider wins in China it will equal the longest ever run of successive victories for Aprilia in the 125cc class, achieved in 1997.

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MotoGP, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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