Grand Prix racing numbers: Valencia

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.

750 – The MotoGP race in Valencia will be the 750th premier-class Grand Prix counting towards the world championship.

380 – Honda clinched the MotoGP constructors title at the Australian Grand Prix; their eighteenth in the premier-class. Starting the race with a total of 380 points, a win for one of their riders at the Valencia GP and Honda will set a new record points’ total in the MotoGP constructers’ championship. The current record was set last year by Yamaha with 404 points.

150 – Maverick Vinales’ win at Sepang was the 150th victory for Aprilia in the 125cc class of Grand Prix racing. Only Honda have more 125cc GP wins than Aprilia, with 164.

100 – Following the cancellation of the Malaysian race, Casey Stoner is now scheduled to make his 100th start in the premier-class at the Valencian Grand Prix.

58 – Casey Stoner’s victory in Australia was the 58th time he has stood on the podium in the MotoGP class, the same number of podium finishes as Randy Mamola achieved during his career. Only five riders have finished on the podium more times than Stoner in the premier-class; Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan, Giacomo Agostini, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey.

39 – Casey Stoner’s win at the Australian Grand Prix was the 39th time he has stood on the top step of the podium in Grand Prix racing. This is one more GP victory than great rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, and places him equal tenth in the all-time GP winners table with Carlo Ubbiali who won nine titles across the 125cc and 250cc class between 1951 and 1960.

32 – The win for Casey Stoner in Australia was his 32nd victory in the MotoGP class. This is one more premier-class victory than Eddie Lawson achieved during his career and places Stoner in fifth position in the all-time winners list after; Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan and Mike Hailwood.

16 – If Casey Stoner finishes in the top three at Valencia, it will be his 16th podium finish of the year, equalling the record for most podium finishes in a single season in the premier-class previously achieved by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

15 – Maverick Vinales’ win in Malaysia was the fifteenth victory of the year for Aprilia in the 125cc class. This is a new record for most wins in the 125cc class by one manufacturer in a single season.

14 – Casey Stoner’s win in Australia was the fourteenth successive race at which he has finished on the podium, which is one of the longest podium sequences of all-time in the premier-class. Only Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi have had longer sequences of successive Grand Prix podium finishes in the 62-year history of the premier-class.

6 – On race day in Valencia it will be exactly six years to the day that Thomas Luthi clinched the 125cc world title at the final race of 2005 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

5 – Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP formula in 2002, Honda have been the most successful manufacturer at the Valencia circuit with five victories. Both Ducati and Yamaha have had two MotoGP wins in Valencia.

4 – The premier-class race at Valencia has been won four times by Spanish riders; Sete Gibernau won the 500cc race on a Suzuki in 2001, Dani Pedrosa won the MotoGP race in both 2007 & 2009, and Jorge Lorenzo won last year.

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