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By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto2™ ready for Silverstone

A few little things to know! Who equaled Lorenzo? Who is the only previous winner from pole? Who has form at the British GP?

- Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) won his seventh race from the eleven opening races of the season in Austria; Jorge Lorenzo was the last rider to achieve this feat in the intermediate class, back in 2007.

- Morbidelli's best result in Silverstone is second last year, equalling his best result at that time.

- EG 0,0 Marc VDS teammate Álex Márquez crossed the line in second in Austria, his fifth podium finish this season so far. He crashed last year in Silverstone but managed to cross the line in 25th. His best result on this track in the Moto2™ class is fourth in 2015.

- Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) completed the podium in Red Bull Ring, his 46th podium in the intermediate category - equalling Jim Redman in fifth for podium finishes. He won last year at Silverstone from tenth on the grid after an incident between closest challengers Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco.

- Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) was fourth in Austria. In the Moto2™ era, starting in 2010, only four rookies have scored more points than Bagnaia (100 points) over the opening eleven races of the year: 2015 – Álex Rins (144), 2014 - Maverick Viñales (150), 2011 – Marc Márquez (165), 2010 – Andrea Iannone (119).

- There have been seven different winners in Silverstone since the introduction of the Moto2™ in 2010 (Cluzel, Bradl, P. Espargaró, Redding, Rabat, Zarco, Lüthi).

- Lüthi (2010, 2013, 2016), Idemitsu Honda Team Asia's Takaaki Nakagami (2013, 2016) and Morbidelli (2016) are the only riders currently competing in Moto2™ to have stood on the podium in Silverstone in the class.

- Brad Binder won the Moto3™ race last year at Silverstone the year he took the world title. He is the only rider on the Moto2™ grid to have won in the lightweight class at this track.

- Pol Espargaró is the only rider who has won from pole position at Silverstone in the Moto2™ class, in 2012.

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