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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix racing numbers

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix racing numbers

The motogp.com statisticians pick out some key MotoGP racing numbers ahead of the eighth round of the season.

99 – Colin Edwards’ 4th place finish at the Alice TT Assen was the 99th time he has finished in the points in his MotoGP career. The next time he finishes in the top fifteen he will become the 14th rider in the 61 year history of Grand Prix racing to reach the milestone of 100 point scoring finishes in the premier-class.

50 – Jorge Lorenzo’s 2nd place finish at the Alice TT Assen was the 50th time he has stood on a Grand Prix podium. This makes him the 32nd rider to reach the milestone of 50 Grand Prix podium finishes.

49 – Following the Alice TT Assen there have been 49 MotoGP races without a winner from the USA, since Nicky Hayden won at Laguna Seca three years ago.

45 years ago – Race day at Laguna Seca will be the 45th anniversary of Mike Duff’s victory in the 250cc race at the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in 1964 – the first ever GP victory by a Canadian rider. Duff had two more victories in his GP career and is still the only Canadian rider to win a Grand Prix.

27 years ago – Qualifying day at Laguna Seca will be the 27th anniversary of the first Grand Prix victory by Freddie Spencer on 4th July 1982 at the Belgium GP at Spa-Francorchamps.

19 – Valentino Rossi’s win at the Alice TT Assen was the 19th victory for Yamaha since the 800cc limit was introduced at the start of 2007, the same number of victories achieved by Ducati during the same period. Honda has had four victories in this period and Suzuki one.

6 – Following the Alice TT Assen there are still six riders who have scored points at all seven MotoGP races held so far in 2009 – Casey Stoner, Colin Edwards, Marco Melandri, Chris Vermeulen, Randy de Puniet and Alex de Angelis.

3 – Laguna Seca is one of just three current circuits where Rossi has not started from pole in the premier-class; the others are Sachsenring and Misano.

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MotoGP, 2009, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX

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