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#StatAttack: Moto3™ head for the UK

Some stats and facts on racing last time out and what we can expect at Silverstone...

- In Austria, Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) won for the seventh time from the opening eleven races. He is the first rider to do so since 1997 when Valentino Rossi won nine times in the opening eleven races of the year.

- Mir finished ninth in Silverstone last year during his rookie season in the Moto3™ class, from fifth on the grid.

-  Mir leads the Championship with 64 points over his closest rival Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers). This is the highest margin after the opening eleven races in the Moto3™ class and the highest in the lightweight-class since 2006, when Álvaro Bautista led with 69 points over Mika Kallio.

- It was the tenth win for Honda from the opening eleven races, the first time Honda have achieved that feat in the lightweight class since 1993, when the manufacturer won the first thirteen races of the season until Ralf Waldmann won the final race of the year on an Aprilia at Jarama.

- Philipp Öttl (Südmetall Schedl GP Racing) crossed the line in second in Spielberg, his best result of his 80 Grand Prix starts so far and his second podium finish. His best result at Silverstone is 12th place, achieved last year.

- Öttl’s 2nd place finish in Austria was the fourth podium for KTM so far this year.

- Jorge Martín (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) was third in Austria after missing the last race in Brno due to injury, coming back for his fifth podium finish this season.

- Livio Loi (Leopard Racing) finished in fourth at the Red Bull Ring, his best result since he won at Indianapolis in 2015.

- Romano Fenati crossed the line in 13th in Austria, equalling his worst result so far this season.

- There have been seven different winners in the lightweight class at Silverstone since the inclusion of the track on the calendar back in 2010 (M. Márquez, Folger, M. Viñales, Salom, Rins, Kent, Binder).

- Red Bull KTM Ajo's Bo Bendsneyder (3rd in 2016) and Peugeot MC Saxoprint rider Jakub Kornfeil (2nd in 2015) recorded their first ever podium finishes at Silverstone.

- Bo Bendsneyder (2016), Jakub Kornfeil (2015), Red Bull KTM Ajo's Niccolò Antonelli (2015) and Estrella Galicia 0,0's Enea Bastianini (2014) are the only riders currently competing in Moto3™ to have stood on the podium at Silverstone in the class.

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