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Catalunya Racing Numbers

Catalunya Racing Numbers

This weekend´s visit to Catalunya signifies yet more exciting racing action, and also yet more facts and figures to watch out for in this week´s Racing Numbers.

46 – Race day in Barcelona is the 46th anniversary to the day of Suzuki taking their first ever Grand Prix victory – in the 50cc race at the Isle of Man TT in 1962, ridden by Ernst Degner.

35 years – On the 8th of June 1973 Jack Findlay took the victory in the Senior TT race in the Isle of Man riding a Suzuki. This win was highly significant in that it was the first ever win in the premier class of world championship motorcycle racing by a rider using Michelin tyres.

14 – Marco Simoncelli´s win at Mugello made him the fourteenth rider from Italy who has won Grand Prix in both the 125cc and 250cc classes. The others are: Luca Cadalora, Tarquinio Provini, Valentino Rossi, Carlo Ubbiali, Loris Capirossi, Marco Melandri, Loris Reggiani, Andrea Dovizioso, Doriano Romboni, Bruno Ruffo, Emilio Mendogni, Paolo Pileri and Mattia Pasini.

11- Catalunya is the circuit at which Valentino Rossi has had most podium finishes in his GP career, having finished in the top three every year since winning the 125cc race back in 1997 – a total of eleven successive podium finishes at the circuit.

5 – Following the race at Mugello there are still five riders who have scored points in all six MotoGP races held so far this year: Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, Loris Capirossi, Shinya Nakano and Toni Elias.


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