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#StatAttack: the lightweight class in France

A few things to know before the Moto3™ grid get racing

- Arón Canet's (Estrella Galicia 0,0) win in Jerez was his second podium finish. He became the eighth Spanish rider to win in Moto3™. This is the 37th win of a Spanish rider. He crossed the line in fourth in Le Mans last year from third on the grid; his second best result of his rookie year with his third place finish in Phillip Island.

- In Jerez, Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) became the first rider to score more than 700 Moto3™ World Championship points, on 719.

- Fenati won in Le Mans in 2015 and crossed the line in second last year. Alongside E G0,0's Enea Bastianini (second in 2015), he is one of only two riders on the current Moto3™ grid to have stood on the podium at this track in Moto3™.

- Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) finished third in Jerez, his sixth podium finish in 23 grand prix starts. He finished in 25th in Le Mans last year after making a jump-start and receiving a ride through penalty.

- Mir, Fenati, Jorge Martín (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) and Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46) are the only riders who have scored points in all four of the Moto3™ races in 2017.

- Niccolò Antonelli (Red Bull KTM Ajo) qualified on pole position last year in Le Mans; the last time that he started on pole.

- Danny Kent will be wildcard in Le Mans for Red Bull KTM Ajo. A fourth place is his best result on that track in 2015 when he qualified in 31th (from his free practice times) after being surprised by the rain during the qualifying session.

- This is the first time since 2015 that Honda has won the four opening Moto3™ races of a season. That year, the Japanese manufacturer got their as yet only constructor’s title in the class.

- This is the first time since the introduction of the category in 2012 that there has been no KTM on the podium in four successive races.

- Louis Rossi, in 2012, is the last French rider to have won the French Grand Prix in the lightweight category.

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