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18 days ago
By motogp.com

#StatAttack: Moto2™ before Round 13

Everything you need to know – and a little bit more

- At Silverstone, Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) won for the second time in his 133 Grand Prix starts so far, his other victory being Assen last year. He is the first Japanese rider to win more than once in Moto2™ since it was introduced in 2010, and equaled the number of wins for his Team Manager - Tadayuki Okada - in the intermediate category.

- At Misano, Nakagami is scheduled to become the seventh rider since it was introduced in 2010 to reach the milestone of 100 starts in the Moto2™ class.

- Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) crossed the line second at the British Grand Prix, his second podium finish in the Moto2™ class (after being disqualified from second at Barcelona this year).

- Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) finished third at the British GP, his eighth podium so far this season and his 17th in the Moto2™ class, equaling Álex Rins. His best result at Misano is a fifth place last year. He missed the 2015 round at this track due to a leg injury sustained whilst training motocross.

- Morbidelli leads the Championship by 29 points over his closest rival Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten). This is the highest margin after the twelve races in the Moto2™ class since 2015 and the fourth overall since the introduction of the class in 2010 after 2015 (85 points), 2010 (76) and 2012 (53).

- Tom Lüthi finished in fourth at Silverstone, which was only the third time he failed to stand on the podium this year.

- Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Racing Team) won his only Moto2™ race so far at Misano last year. He has not been on the podium since that race.

- Alongside Lorenzo Baldassarri, Takaaki Nakagami (2013, 2015, 2016) and Tom Lüthi (2010) are the only riders on the Moto2™ grid to have stood on the podium at Misano in the class.

- Mattia Pasini (2007), Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP - 2012), Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo - 2016) are the only riders currently competing in Moto2™ who have won in the lightweight category at Misano.

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