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Lorenzo equals Stoner's record

Lorenzo equals Stoner's record

Jorge Lorenzo's victory at the Czech GP means he equalled Casey Stoner’s record of 38 GP victories.

Jorge Lorenzo’s victory at Brno was the 38th 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 Casey Stoner. Only three riders in the 67 year history of grand prix motorcycle racing have achieved more premier-class victories than Jorge Lorenzo.

Riders with most wins in MotoGP/500cc class

85 –     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), Jorge Lorenzo (2 premier-class titles)

37 -      Mike Hailwood (4 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)

Lorenzo is close to matching another record, as all of his victories have been achieved riding for Yamaha. As shown in the table below, he needs only one more victory to equal the number of GP wins achieved riding Yamaha machinery by Phil Read. Only Valentino Rossi has won more times than Read on motorcycles produced by Yamaha:

Riders with most wins on Yamaha

 

Total Wins

MotoGP/500cc

350cc

250cc

125cc

Valentino Rossi

        52

            52

 

 

 

Phil Read

        39

 

        2

      27

      10

Jorge Lorenzo

        38

             38

 

 

 

Eddie Lawson

        26

             26

 

 

 

Wayne Rainey

        24

             24

 

 

 

Kenny Roberts

        24

             22

 

      2

 

Bill Ivy

        21

 

 

      7

       14

Carlos Lavado

        19

 

        2

     17

 

Kent Andersson

        18

 

 

      4

       14

Jarno Saarinen

        15

             2

        5

      8   

 

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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