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#StatAttack: Another new winner in Moto2™?

#StatAttack: Another new winner in Moto2™?

The Catalan GP has a different winner in Moto2™ in each of the six races since the class begun; will history repeat itself in 2016?

Everything you need to sound like a Moto2™ expert ahead of the Catalan GP:

  • The six Moto2™ races that have taken place at the Catalunya circuit have resulted in six different winners: 2010 – Yuki Takahashi, 2011 – Stefan Bradl, 2012 – Andrea Iannone, 2013 – Pol Espargaro, 2014 – Tito Rabat, 2015 – Johann Zarco.

  • In addition to his win last year, Johann Zarco finished third in 2014 in the Moto2™ race in Catalunya – his first podium finish at the circuit. Zarco was also the first rider to cross the finishing line in the 125cc race in 2011, but was given a 20 second penalty for an illegal passing move which demoted him to sixth.

  • In 2014 Sam Lowes crashed out of the Moto2™ race in Catalunya at the final corner of the first lap. Last year he finished fourth in Catalunya, after leading the race for a couple of laps in the early stages.

  • Alex Rins has had two podium finishes from four GP starts in Catalunya – second in the Moto3™ race in 2013 and second last year in the Moto2™ race. His second place last year was after he had battled for the lead throughout the race, when he also set a new lap record.

  • Tom Luthi took his first ever GP podium finish at the Catalunya circuit, second in the 125cc class in 2003. He has finished on the podium three times in the Moto2™ class in Catalunya: second in 2010 and 2012 and third in 2013.

  • Johann Zarco is the only rider currently competing in the class that has won a Moto2™ race in Catalunya. Other riders currently racing in Moto2™ who have won a GP in the lightweight-class at this circuit are: Mattia Pasini (125cc – 2005), Luis Salom (Moto3™ – 2013), Alex Marquez (Moto3™ – 2014) and Danny Kent (Moto3™ – 2015).

  • Hafizh Syahrin continued his good string of results with a fifth place finish at Mugello. This is his third top six finish from the first six races of 2015 – the same number of top ten finishes he had achieved in his previous forty two GP starts.

  • Axel Pons finished sixth in Mugello – his best grand prix result in what was his 116th GP start.

  • Lorenzo Baldassarri second place finish at Mugello is the best result of his grand prix career, and the second time that he has finished on the podium – his other podium finish was 3rd at Philip Island last year when he became the second youngest Italian rider (after Marco Melandri) to finish on the podium in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing.


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