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Australian Grand Prix Racing Numbers

Australian Grand Prix Racing Numbers

Key figures for the Australian Grand Prix, including some astounding achievements from a certain Mr. Valentino Rossi…

200

– Marco Simoncelli´s win in Japan was the 200th successive win in the 250cc class for riders using Dunlop tyres.

50%

- Valentino Rossi´s victory in Japan was his 57th riding a four-stroke MotoGP machine in 115 races. If he wins in Australia it will be 58 wins from 116 MotoGP races that have been held since the introduction of the four-stroke machines at the start of 2002 – which would give him a win rate of 50%.

11

–Rossi´s win also clinched the premier class Constructors´ world title for Yamaha for the eleventh time.

10

– Colin Edwards has finished on the podium 10 times in his career without having had a win. New Zealand rider Graeme Crosby is the only other rider to score 10 podium finishes in the premier-class without having stood on the top step. Edwards competes in his 100th MotoGP race this weekend.

5

–Rossi has won five successive MotoGP races, equalling his longest sequence of consecutive wins on a Yamaha. He needs to win in Australia and Malaysia to equal his longest sequence of wins, achieved in 2002 riding a Honda.

4

- Rossi is also the first rider to win the premier class title on four different types of motorcycle: Honda 4-cylinder 2-stroke, Honda 990cc 5-cylinder 4-stroke, Yamaha 990cc 4-cylinder 4-stroke and a Yamaha 800cc 4-cylinder 4-stroke.

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MotoGP, 2008, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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