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Mugello racing numbers ahead of sixth round

Mugello racing numbers ahead of sixth round

A selection of key statistics ahead of the sixth round of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship season, the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM.

150 – Valentino Rossi’s second place finish at the French Grand Prix marked the 150th time he had stood on the podium in the premier class. The next most successful rider, in terms of podium finishes in the premier class, is Mick Doohan with 95 to his name

18 – Valentino Rossi has finished inside the top eight at the last 18 MotoGP races, since Mugello last year when he crashed on the first lap with Alvaro Bautista

16 years – On the day of qualifying at Mugello it will be exactly 16 years to the day since Alex Criville won the 1998 500 French GP, to become the first Spanish rider to lead the premier class World Championship

7.088s – At the French GP, Jorge Lorenzo finished in sixth place in the MotoGP race, just 7.088s behind race winner Marc Marquez. This is the smallest time margin covering the top six finishers in a full-length MotoGP race since the 2002 German GP, when winner Valentino Rossi finished just 2.780s in front of sixth place rider Norick Abe

6 years – On race day at Mugello, it will be exactly six years since the 2008 Italian GP took place, which was the last time that Italian riders have won all three races at a GP event: 125cc – Simone Corsi, 250cc – Marco Simoncelli and MotoGP – Valentino Rossi.

5 years – On the day of qualifying at the Italian GP, it will be exactly five years since Casey Stoner won in Italy in 2009, to give Ducati their first ever MotoGP win at the Mugello circuit

4 – There are just four riders who have scored points in all of the first five Moto2™ races of 2014: Tito Rabat, Mika Kallio, Sandro Cortese and Anthony West

3 – At the French GP Jack Miller took his third GP win in the Moto3™ class, which makes him the second most successful Australian rider of all-time in the Moto3/125 class of Grand Prix racing in terms of GP wins. The only Australian rider who has stood on the top step of the podium more often than Miller in the lightweight class of GP racing is Tom Phillis, who took four 125cc GP wins - all of which came in 1961, when he won the world title

2.173s – In the Moto3 race at Le Mans, tenth place finisher Jakub Kornfeil crossed the finish line just 2.173s after race winner Jack Miller. This is the closest top ten in the Moto3/125cc class of Grand Prix racing since the 125 GP at Valencia in 2001, when tenth-placed rider Joan Olive was just 2.078s behind race winner Manuel Poggiali

0.64s – The total accumulated time separating the race winners from second place finishers in the five Moto3 races so far in 2014


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