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15 days ago
By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto2™ and the Spanish GP

Some interesting info ahead of Jerez for the intermediate class

- Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) is the first Italian rider to win three consecutives races in the intermediate category since Marco Melandri won at Italy, at Catalunya and in the Netherlands in 2002. Melandri went on to win the next three races of that season.

- Last year, Morbidelli qualified in fourth on the grid in Jerez and crossed the line in the same place; his best dry weather result at that time.

- Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) finished second in Austin – his 38th podium finish in Moto2™. Last year in Jerez, he qualified on fifth on the grid and crossed the line in sixth. His best result on that track is a second place in 2011.

- Tom Lüthi, Simone Corsi (Speed Up Racing) and Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) are the only riders currently competing in the Moto2™ class who have stood on the podium in Jerez since the introduction of the category in 2010.

- Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) finished third in Austin, equalling his best result so far this season – the 18th podium for Japanese riders in Moto2™. Last year in Jerez, he finished seventh from twelfth on the grid.

- Álex Márquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) crossed the line in fourth in Austin, his best result since his only podium finish in Moto2™ in Aragón last year.

- Dominique Aegerter finished fifth in Austin, the best result for Suter this season so far and its best result since Tom Lüthi won in Valencia in 2014. Aegerter’s best result in Jerez is a second place finish in 2014.

- Tito Rabat, Mika Kallio and Sam Lowes are the only riders to have won from pole position in Moto2™ in Jerez since 2010.

- Fabio Quartararo (Pons HP 40) qualified on pole position for the first time in Moto3™ in Jerez in what was his fourth career grand prix in 2015.

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