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By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto2™ in Brno

A few numbers before the Moto2™ grid attack the Automotodrom Brno

Prior to last year, Johann Zarco had a single podium finish at Brno – 2nd in the 125cc race in 2011. Last year he qualified on pole for the Moto2™ race at Brno and won the race having led every lap except the first one. After crashing at the French Grand Prix and falling 31 points behind the championship leader, Johann Zarco has picked up 120 points in five races, with four wins and a second place finish, to lead the championship classification by 34 points.

Alex Rins finished third in the Moto2™ race last year at the Czech GP – his first podium finish at the Brno circuit.

Tom Luthi has twice finished on the podium at Brno in the Moto2™ class: third in 2013 and second in 2012. The Swiss rider won the 125cc race at Brno in 2005 - the year he took the world title in the lightweight-class.

Sam Lowes qualified in fourth place on the grid at Brno two years ago and then crashed out of the race on the fifth lap while in third place. Last year he qualified down in 13th place on the grid at Brno, but improved during the race to finish 5th. Lowes has raced at the Brno circuit in the World Supersport championship, finishing 4th in 2012.

Alex Marquez finished fourth last year at Brno, which is his equal best result since moving up to the Moto2™ class. He finished 4th at Brno in 2014, on his way to taking the Moto3™ world title, after starting from pole position.

Sandro Cortese finished third two years ago at Brno, one of only two podium finishes he has achieved since moving up to the Moto2™ class. Cortese won the Moto3™ race at Brno in 2011 – his first grand prix victory.

In addition to Luthi, Zarco and Cortese mentioned above, the only other rider currently competing in the Moto2™ class to have won a grand prix race at Brno is Jonas Folger – the Moto3™ race in 2012.