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Gran Premio bwin de España racing numbers

Gran Premio bwin de España racing numbers

The most interesting facts, figures and statistics ahead of the second round of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

200 – Valentino Rossi’s win in Qatar made him just the third rider to reach the milestone of 200 point scoring finishes in Grand Prix racing. The only other riders to have achieved this are Loris Capirossi and Alex Barros.

171 – Shoya Tomizawa’s victory at Qatar in the first ever Moto2 race was the 171st victory for Japanese riders across all solo classes of Grand Prix racing. This means that Japan as a nation have now won just one Grand Prix less than the USA.

41 – The number of riders starting the first ever Moto2 race, which is the largest grid for a intermediate class Grand Prix since the 250cc West German GP in 1988 at the Nurburgring circuit when 48 riders lined up on the grid.

34 – On the day of the Spanish GP it will be 34 years ago to the day that Barry Sheene won the 1976 Austrian GP from Marco Lucchinelli and Phil Read in the first all Suzuki podium in the 500cc class.

23 – Jorge Lorenzo will be celebrating his 23rd birthday on the Tuesday following the Spanish Grand Prix.

4 – The first four riders across the line in the 125cc race in Qatar were all from Spain. This is just the second time that Spanish riders have filled the top four positions in a Grand Prix race across all classes. The previous occasion was in the 125cc race in Germany last year when a Spanish rider also finished in 5th place.

1.876 seconds – At the Qatar GP, Nicky Hayden in 4th place, crossed the line just 1.876 seconds after winner Valentino Rossi, making this the closest top four finish since the introduction of the 800cc capacity limit at the start of 2007. It also goes into the record books at the tenth closest top four finish of all-time in the premier-class, in a Grand Prix that has completed full distance.


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