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Racing Numbers – Aragón

Racing Numbers – Aragón

With the popular Aragón Grand Prix upon us, motogp.com has dug up some interesting facts and figures to prepare you for this weekend’s MotoGP™ race.

232 – Dani Pedrosa has scored 232 points from the first thirteen MotoGP races of this year. If he finishes either first or second at Aragón he will exceed his previous highest total point score for a full season in the MotoGP class, which is 249 in 2008.

99 – Spain is the country that has hosted most Grand Prix events; this will be the 99th Grand Prix to be held in Spain. This includes the Grand Prix of Spain, Catalunya, Madrid, Europe, FIM, Valencia and Portugal. The circuits that have been used are: Jerez, Catalunya, Jarama, Montjuic and the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.

94 – Jorge Lorenzo’s win at the San Marino GP was the 94th time he has stood on the podium in Grand Prix racing. One more top three finish and Lorenzo will equal the number of podium finishes that Mick Doohan had during his Grand Prix career. Doohan is currently the tenth most successful rider in Grand Prix history in terms of podium finishes.

45 – On race day at Aragón it will be exactly 45 years ago to the day that the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix took place at the Mosport circuit. This is the only time that a Grand Prix event has been held in Canada and the day was dominated by British riders with Bill Ivy winning the 125cc race and Mike Hailwood winning both the 250cc and 500cc races. This was the last occasion that British riders won all these three classes at a Grand prix event.

27 – On the day of qualifying at the Aragón Grand Prix Dani Pedrosa will celebrate his 27th birthday.

24 – Nico Terol has his 24th birthday on the day before first practice starts at the Aragón Grand Prix.

23 – Dani Pedrosa’s pole at the San Marino Grand Prix was his 23rd 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.

22 – On race day at the Aragón Grand Prix it will be Dominique Aegerter’s 22nd birthday.

21 – On the day of qualifying at Aragón it will be exactly 21 years ago to the day that the first ever Malaysian Grand Prix took place at the Shah Alam circuit in 1991. The winner of the 500cc race was John Kocinski – his first GP win in the premier-class.

2 – Aragón is one of just two current circuits where Jorge Lorenzo has not had a Grand Prix victory in any of the three classes; the other is the Sachsenring.

2 – Aragón is one of just two current circuits where Valentino Rossi has not finished on the podium in the MotoGP class; the other is Silverstone.

0 – None of the riders starting the MotoGP race have previously won a Grand Prix at Aragón in any of the three classes.

0 – None of the riders starting the MotoGP race have previously started a Grand Prix from pole position at Aragón in any of the three classes.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2012, GRAN PREMIO IVECO DE ARAGÓN

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