Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - Racing Numbers

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A selection of fantastic facts and figures ahead of the second round of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

333 – The combined total of Grand Prix victories for the riders that started the MotoGP race in Qatar was 333, which is a new record for the greatest aggregate number of GP wins for riders starting a Grand Prix race; the previous record was a total of 332 GP wins for those riders lining up on the grid at the 2011 Aragon Grand Prix

262 – Valentino Rossi’s second place finish in Qatar set a new record for point-scoring finishes in Grand Prix racing, with 262; the previous holder of the record was Loris Capirossi, with 261 point-scoring finishes in his 22 years of Grand Prix racing

250 – The victory from Marc Marquez in Qatar was Honda’s 250th win in the premier class of Grand Prix racing. Honda is the first manufacturer to reach this milestone; the next most successful manufacturer is Yamaha, with 201 premier class Grand Prix wins

33 – Dominique Aegerter failed to finish the Moto2™ race in Qatar after a run of 33 successive point-scoring finishes. Prior to this, the last race at which he failed to score points was when he finished 18th at the opening event of 2012, also in Qatar

9th – Last year, the best result for an American rider at the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas was ninth place for Nicky Hayden

8 – The last eight MotoGP races in the USA have all been won by Honda riders. The last non-Honda MotoGP winner in the country was Jorge Lorenzo, at Laguna Seca in 2010

6 – On race day in Austin, it will be exactly six years to the day since Jorge Lorenzo took his first MotoGP win in Portugal in 2008, in what was just his third start in the top class

6 – Sam Lowes’ sixth place finish in the Qatar Moto2 race was the best result for a British rookie in the intermediate class for 40 years, since Peter McKinley finished sixth in the 250 race at the Isle of Man TT in 1974

0.586 seconds – The first six riders across the line in the Qatar Moto3™ race were covered by just 0.586 seconds. Only once before in the 65-year history of the Moto3/125 class (in races to have run to full distance) have the first six riders across the line been separated by a smaller margin: this was at the Italian 125 race in 2008, won by Simone Corsi, when the first six riders were covered by just 0.490 seconds

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