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Pedrosa & Lorenzo take their place amongst the greats

Pedrosa & Lorenzo take their place amongst the greats

Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo re-wrote the record books at the Catalan GP to take their place amongst some legendary names.

Dani Pedrosa’s third place finish in Catalunya was the 95th time that he has stood on the podium since moving up to the MotoGP™ class in 2006. As shown in the table below, this is the same number of podium finishes in the premier-class as five times world 500cc champion, Mick Doohan.  Both Doohan and Pedrosa have achieved all of their premier-class podiums riding for Honda. 

Jorge Lorenzo’s win in Catalunya was the 89th time he has stood on the podium in the MotoGP™ class, moving him above Giacomo Agostini in the table below.

 

Rider

Total podium finishes

Wins

Second place finishes

Third place finishes

1

Valentino Rossi

167

84

48

35

2=

Mick Doohan

95

54

31

10

2=

Dani Pedrosa

95

26

36

33

4

Jorge Lorenzo

89

37

36

16

5

Giacomo Agostini

88

68

20

0

6

Eddie Lawson

78

31

31

16

7

Casey Stoner

69

38

11

20

8

Wayne Rainey

64

24

22

18

9

Max Biaggi

58

13

26

19

10

Randy Mamola

54

13

22

19

 

If that wasn’t enough, Jorge Lorenzo’s victory at the Catalan Grand Prix was the 37th time he has stood on the top step of the podium in the MotoGP™ class. As shown in the following list, this is the same number of premier-class grand prix wins as four-time 500cc world champion Mike Hailwood.  One more win for Lorenzo and he will equal the number of career victories of Casey Stoner in the MotoGP™ class.

Riders with most wins in MotoGP™/500cc class

84 –    Valentino Rossi (7 premier-class titles)

68 -     Giacomo Agostini (8 premier-class titles)

54 -     Mick Doohan (5 premier-class titles)

38 -     Casey Stoner (2 premier-class titles)

37 -     Mike Hailwood (4 premier-class titles), Jorge Lorenzo (2 premier-class titles)

31 -     Eddie Lawson (4 premier-class titles)

26 -     Dani Pedrosa (0 premier-class titles)

25 -     Kevin Schwantz (1 premier-class title),

24 -     Wayne Rainey (3 premier-class titles)

 

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa

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