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Racing Numbers – Brno

Racing Numbers – Brno

For this weekend’s bwin Grand Prix Ceské Republiky motogp.com brings you a run down of all the vital trivia to prepare you for the event.

67 – Nicky Hayden missed the Indianapolis Grand Prix ending a run of 67 successive GP starts. He will also be absent from this weekend’s race as a result of the injury. The last time Hayden missed a Grand Prix was in the Czech Republic in 2008 when he had sustained an injury at the Los Angeles X Games. Although he took part in practice and qualified at the following event in San Marino, he missed the race having not fully recovered from the injury.

54 – Jorge Lorenzo’s second place finish at Indianapolis was the 54th time he has stood on the podium in the MotoGP class, which is the same number of premier-class podium that Randy Mamola achieved during his career.

50 – At the Czech GP, home rider Jakub Kornfeil will be making his 50th Grand Prix start.

40 – The victory by Dani Pedrosa at Indianapolis was the 40th of his career, all of which have been on Honda. Only three riders have had more victories on bikes manufactured by Honda: Mick Doohan – 54, Jim Redman – 45, Mike Hailwood – 41.

38 – On the day of qualifying at the Czech GP it will be exactly 38 years ago to the day that Phil Read beat teammate Gianfranco Bonera by less than a second, to win the Czechoslovakian Grand Prix in 1974. This was the last ever time that MV Agusta took the top two places on a Grand Prix podium.

22 – Dani Pedrosa’s pole at the Indianapolis Grand Prix was his 22nd in the MotoGP class, which gives him the record as the Spanish rider with most poles in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing, with one more than Jorge Lorenzo.

15 – At the Indianapolis Grand Prix, Spanish riders won all three Grand Prix classes. This is the 15th time that Spanish riders have won the three classes at a Grand Prix event. Spain is now the Nation that have won these three classes at a GP event on most occasions, taking the record from Italy which has done so on 14 occasions.

13.492 seconds – Yonny Hernandez finished 9th at the Indianapolis Grand Prix and was the highest placed CRT rider for the first time this year. Hernandez, making just his 11th start in the MotoGP class, finished the 28 lap race just 13.492 seconds behind Valentino Rossi on the factory Ducati.

2 – The Moto3 race at Indianapolis had two German riders finish on the podium, Sandro Cortese in second and Jonas Folger third. This is the first time that Germany had two riders on the podium of a lightweight class Grand Prix since the French GP of 1995 at Le Mans when Dirk Raudies finished second and Peter Ottl was third.

1.624 seconds – Randy de Puniet qualified in 10th place on the grid for the MotoGP race at Indianapolis just 1.624 seconds behind Dani Pedrosa on pole. This is the closest that a CRT rider has qualified to pole in terms of time difference. His qualifying time at Indianapolis this year on the CRT was also 0.378 seconds faster than his time last year on the satellite Ducati.

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MotoGP, 2012, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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