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16 days ago
By motogp.com

#StatAttack: the lightweight class in Andalusia

Some titbits of information as Moto3™ make their way to Jerez

- Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) took his eighth victory in Moto3™ in Texas, equalling Danny Kent, Álex Rins and Maverick Viñales. The current record is held by Luis Salom, with nine wins.

- In Austin, Fenati became the rider with the highest Moto3™ World Championship career points total with 699 points, in front of Brad Binder (677) and Álex Rins (689).

- Fenati is the first Moto3™ rider to win twice on two different tracks, in Jerez (2012-2014) and Austin (2016-2017). He won his first Moto3™ race in Jerez. With Nicolò Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR46), he is the only one on the current Moto3™ grid who has stood on the podium at this track.

- Jorge Martín (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) crossed the line in second in Austin; his fourth GP podium finish and the 116th podium for a Spanish rider in Moto3™. He crashed during the race in Jerez last year. His best result at that track is a 14th place during his rookie season in 2015. He will be aiming to win his first race of his career.

- Martin’s teammate, Fabio Di Giannantonio, stood on the podium in Austin, his best result since his third place in Brno last year. He crashed on the last lap last year in Jerez.

- Enea Bastianini (Estrella Galicia 0,0) finished fourth in Austin, his best result since his fourth place in Valencia last year. He crossed the line in eighth last year in Jerez, his best result at this track so far.

- Nicolò Bulega crossed the line in fifth in Austin, his best result since his third place in Motegi last year. Second across the line in Jerez last year from pole position is his best result so far of his grand prix career.

- No rider has won the Moto3 race in Jerez after qualifying on pole. The last rider to win a lightweight-class grand prix from pole at Jerez is Marco Simoncelli in the 125cc class in 2005.

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