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29 days ago
By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto2™ head into round eight

The intermediate class are ready for action at Assen - check out everything you need to know before we get in gear

- Alex Márquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) won the second Moto2™ race of his career at the Catalan GP, the 60th win for a Spanish rider in this class.

- Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) has stood on the podium for the last two successive races; his first back-to-back podiums since 2009 (Donington and Brno).

- Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) was third across the line in Montmeló, his 43rd podium finish in the intermediate category. He is the only one who has scored points in every Moto2™ race this season.

- Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) won his first Grand Prix race last year in Assen. Nakagami, Tom Lüthi, Dominique Aegerter and Franco Morbidelli, are the only four riders of the current grid to have stood on the podium in Moto2™ at this track.

- Championship leader Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) crossed the line in sixth in Barcelona, his worst dry-weather finishing position since the same venue last year.

- Franco Morbidelli leads the Championship with seven points; this is the lowest margin after the opening seven races of the season since the introduction of the Moto2™ class in 2010.

- Along with Mattia Pasini (125cc - 2007), Álex Márquez (Moto3™ - 2014) and Miguel Oliveira (Moto3™ - 2015), Francesco Bagnaia is one of four riders currently racing in Moto2™ who has won in the lightweight-class at this circuit.

- Jorge Navarro (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) crossed the line in seventh in Barcelona, his best Moto2™ result so far. Last year, he missed the Moto3™ race in Assen due to a leg injury.

- Fabio Quartararo (Pons HP 40) finished second at the Dutch TT in 2015 in Moto3™, his most recent podium finish.

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