MotoGP racing trivia numbers Brno
2013 – Dani Pedrosa’s ninth place finish at Donington took his career points total to 2013 making him the Spanish rider who has taken most points in his GP career, just a single point more than Alex Criville.
159 – Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini are the two riders with most podium finishes across all classes of Grand Prix racing each having stood on the podium on 159 occasions.
149 – Loris Capirossi’s 11th at Donington was the 149th time he has finished in a point scoring position in the premier-class. Only two riders have had more points premierclass points scoring finishes – Carlos Checa with 150 and Alex Barros with 195.
99 – Loris Capirossi’s third place finish last year at Brno was the 99th time he has stood on the podium in Grand Prix racing. He is still waiting to become just the seventh rider to score 100 Grand Prix podium finishes.
57 years – Race day at Brno will be the 57th anniversary of the 1952 Ulster Grand Prix when Ken Kavanagh won the 350cc race to become the first Australian to win a Grand Prix.
28 – Even though Yamaha’s two factory riders crashed at Donington, Colin Edwards extended the streak of MotoGP podiums with at least one Yamaha rider. Yamaha have had at least one rider finish on the podium at the last twenty-eight races starting at the first race of last year at Qatar. This is the longest sequence of successive podium finishes for Yamaha since they had at least one rider finish on the podium at 40 successive races through the 1989/90/91 seasons.
28 years – On race day at the Czech GP it will be exactly 28 years since the last premier-class victory by a British rider which was Barry Sheene at the Swedish Grand Prix in 1981 at Anderstorp.
24 – Mattia Pasini celebrates his 24th birthday on the day before practice starts for the Czech Grand Prix.
16 – The youngest full-time rider in the 125cc class, Jonas Folger, celebrates his 16th birthday on the day before practice starts for the Czech GP.
15.004 seconds – Valentino Rossi’s winning margin at the Czech Grand Prix last year is the biggest ever in the four-stroke MotoGP era in a dry race.
11 – Colin Edwards’ second place finish at Donington was the 11th time that he has stood on the podium since making his Grand Prix debut at the Japanese GP in 2003. This gives him the distinction of having more podium finishes in the premier-class than any other rider that has not stood on the top step of the podium.
11 – Aprilia have won the last eleven races in the 125cc class – their longest ever sequence of successive wins.
2 – Honda won two of the three races at the British Grand Prix. The last time that Honda had won two Grand Prix races on the same day was at the Portuguese GP in 2006, when Toni Elias won the MotoGP race and Andrea Dovizioso in the 250cc class.