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Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya racing numbers

Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya racing numbers

Some key numbers pertaining to this weekend’s Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya.

60 – The day of qualifying at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya will be the 60th anniversary of the very first race that counted towards the World Championship classification – the 350cc race at the Isle of Man TT event in 1949. This race was won by British rider Freddie Frith riding a Velocette. Frith went on to win all five GP races in the 350cc class in 1949 to take the world title and then he retired from racing.

20 – Following his 4th place at Mugello, Andrea Dovizioso has now scored points in 20 successive races.

17 – On race day at the Gran Premi Cinzano de Catalunya it will be 17 years to the day of the German Grand Prix in 1992 when the first three riders home in the 250cc race were Pier Francesco Chili, Max Biaggi and Loris Reggiani all on Aprilia machinery. This was the first all Aprilia podium in Grand Prix racing.

16 – There have been 16 MotoGP races since the last win by a Honda rider – Dani Pedrosa at the Catalan GP last year. This is the longest sequence of races in the premier class without a Honda win since they re-entered Grand Prix racing in 1982.

7 – Aprilia riders have won the last seven 125cc Grand Prix races. This equals the longest ever sequence of successive 125cc GP victories by Aprilia which they achieved in 2007.

5 – The first five races of the year in the 250cc class have been won by five different riders (Barbera, Bautista, Aoyama, Simoncelli and Pasini) which last occurred in 1988 (Mang, Filice, Pons, Garriga and Dominique Sarron).

3.274 seconds – The time covering the first five riders across the line at the end of the MotoGP race in Mugello making it the 8th closest top five of all-time in a full length premier-class Grand Prix.

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MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA

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