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Moto2™ #StatAttack: British GP

Moto2™ #StatAttack: British GP

All of the most useful Moto2™ facts and figures you need to prepare yourself for the Octo British Grand Prix.

The Moto2™ race consists of 18 laps around the 5.9km Silverstone circuit, and is due to start at 12:20 local time on Sunday:

  • Johann Zarco’s only podium finish at Silverstone is second in the 125cc race in 2011, which was his best grand prix result at that time. His best result from three Moto2 starts at Silverstone is fourth place finish last year after leading the race in the early stages. He also qualified on pole last year at the British GP – his first pole in the Moto2 class.

  • In addition to Rabat and Rins mentioned above, the only other two riders currently competing in the Moto2 class who have had GP wins at Silverstone are: Jonas Folger (125cc/2011) and Luis Salom (Moto3/2013).  Folger win at Silverstone in 2011 was his first grand prix victory.

  • Takaaki Nakagami qualified on pole at Silverstone two years ago and finished second behind Scott Redding after leading the race for three laps mid-race.

  • Mika Kallio battled for victory with Rabat to the final corner in the Moto2 race at Silverstone last year, finally finishing second just 0.063 seconds behind his team-mate.  This was his first podium finish at the Silverstone circuit.

  • Alex Marquez had his best result of his rookie season in the Moto2 class at Brno, finishing in 4th place. Marquez has finished on the podium for the last two years at Silverstone in the Moto3 class; third in 2013 and second last year just 0.011 seconds behind team-mate Alex Rins.

  • Tom Luthi has had two podium finishes at Silverstone – third two years ago and second in 2010 just 0.057 seconds behind race winner Jules Cluzel.

  • Sam Lowes finished seventh last year in the Moto2 race at Silverstone. He has also raced at Silverstone in the World Supersport championship, finishing second in both 2012 and 2013.

  • Alex Rins has finished on the podium in the Moto3 class at Silverstone for the last two years: second in 2013 and a race victory, from pole position, last year.

  • Tito Rabat’s victory, from pole position, in the Moto2 race at the British GP last year was his first podium finish at the Silverstone circuit.

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Moto2, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, #BritishGP, #StatAttack

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