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22 days ago
By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto3™ ahead of the #CzechGP

Taking stock and looking ahead, here's some numbers on the lightweight class

- In Germany, Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) won for the fifth time in the opening nine races – something achieved by Danny Kent in 2015 on his way to becoming World Champion.

- It was the 41st victory of a Spanish rider in Moto3™ since 2012 (the most successful nation, in front of Italy with 16 Moto3™ wins).

- This is the eighth win for Honda from the opening nine races, the first time Honda have achieved this since the introduction of Moto3™ class in 2012.

- Joan Mir finished eighth in Brno last year during his rookie season in the Moto3™ class.

- Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) crossed the line in second in Sachsenring; his 20th podium in the Moto3™ class so far, equalling Brad Binder and Luis Salom. Only two riders have more Moto3™ podium finishes - Alex Rins with 23 and Maverick Viñales with 22. Fenati's best result in Moto3™ at Brno is a sixth place (2014). He didn't take part in the race last year after splitting with his team a few days before in Austria.

- Marcos Ramírez (Platinum Bay Real Estate) completed the podium in Sachsenring, his best result in the Moto3™ class and the third podium for KTM this year in Moto3™.

- John McPhee (British Talent Team) won his only Moto3™ race in Brno last year. This was also the first Grand Prix win for the Mahindra-powered Peugeot machine.

- John McPhee (2016) and Red Bull KTM Ajo's Niccolò Antonelli (2015) are the only two riders to have won in Brno in Moto3™ and who are currently racing in the Moto3™ class.

- There have been five different winners in Brno since the introduction of Moto3™ in 2012: Jonas Folger, Luis Salom, Alexis Masbou, Antonelli and McPhee.

- Antonelli, in 2015, is only one to have won at Brno after qualifying on pole since the introduction of the category in 2012.

- Jakub Kornfeil (Peugeot MC Saxoprint) is only Czech rider currently competing in the Moto3™ class. His best result in Brno is a fifth place in the 125cc race back in 2010. He will line up for the 136th Grand Prix start of his career, and is the most experienced rider on the grid.

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