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Iveco TT Assen: Racing numbers

As the MotoGP™ field heads to the historic and popular track of Assen, we bring you all the facts and figures about the upcoming race.

140 points
– Jorge Lorenzo’s current points’ total of 140 after the first six races of the year, is exactly the same as he had at this stage of the season in 2010 – the year he won the MotoGP world title.

100
– Esteve ‘Tito’ Rabat is scheduled to make his 100th Grand Prix start at the Dutch TT. He made his Grand Prix debut as a wild-card in the 125cc race at the final GP of 2005 at Valencia. He competed as a full time rider in the 125cc class for five years from 2006 to 2010 making 76 GP starts. At the British GP he made his 23rd start in the Moto2 class since the start of 2011.

38 years
– On the day of qualifying at the Dutch TT it will be 38 years ago to the day that Kenny Roberts made his Grand Prix debut in the 250cc class at the 1974 Dutch TT; he qualified on pole and finished the race in third place.

21
– Jorge Lorenzo’s victory at the British Grand Prix was his 21st win in the MotoGP class. This is just one less GP win in the premier-class than four-time 500cc champion Geoff Duke, three-time champion Kenny Roberts, and John Surtees who won the 500cc title on four occasions.

21
– Casey Stoner’s second place at Silverstone was the 21st successive race that he has finished in the top four. Since the world championship series started in 1949 only three riders have had a longer sequence of successive top four finishes in the premier-class; Valentino Rossi with 28 successive top four finishes, Jorge Lorenzo with 25 and Giacomo Agostini with 22.

17
– At the British Grand Prix the three current top riders in the MotoGP class, Lorenzo, Stoner and Pedrosa, finished on the podium together for the fourth time this year. This is the seventeenth time that these three riders have stood together on the podium in the MotoGP class – which is more than any other three riders have shared the podium.

14
– At the British Grand Prix, Spanish riders won all three Grand Prix classes. This is the 14th time that Spanish riders have won the three classes at a Grand Prix event. This takes Spain equal with Italy as the two nations who have won these three classes at a GP event on most occasions.

14
– Cal Crutchlow finished sixth at the British Grand Prix from twentieth place on the grid. The last time that a rider made up so many places from grid position to finishing position was Sylvain Guintoli at the wet Japanese Grand Prix in 2007 when he started from eighteenth place on the grid and finished fourth.

11 years
- On race day at Assen it will be exactly 11 years to the day that Jeremy McWilliams won the 250cc race at the Dutch TT in 2001 – the last win in the 250cc class by a British rider.

3
– Jorge Lorenzo has won the last three successive MotoGP races. If he wins at the Dutch TT it will be the first time in his GP career that he would have four successive victories. It would also be the first time any rider has taken four or more successive MotoGP wins since Valentino Rossi won five races in a row in 2008.

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MotoGP, 2012

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