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Rossi surpasses 4000 MotoGP points

4006 – With his third place finish at Sepang, Valentino Rossi has now accumulated a points’ total of 4006 during his Grand Prix career – the first rider to pass the 4000-point milestone in Grand Prix racing.

986 – Following his win in Malaysia, Casey Stoner has accumulated 986 points during his career in the MotoGP class. If he finished either first or second in Valencia he will become the 17th rider to pass the milestone of 1000 points in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing.

299 – Loris Capirossi is scheduled to make his 299th Grand Prix start at the Valencia Grand Prix.
24 – Spanish riders have started from pole on twenty-four occasions across the three classes in 2009. From these 24 pole-position starts by Spanish riders only two have been converted into race wins – Simon in Germany and Lorenzo in Portugal.

13 – Aprilia have taken thirteen victories already this year in the 125cc class. A victory in Valencia and they will equal the record for most wins by a manufacturer in the 125cc class in a single season that Aprilia themselves achieved in 2007.

11 – This year will be the eleventh Valencian GP, which has been held every year since the first visit in 1999.

8 – This will be the eighth successive year that the Ricardo Tormo -Comunidad Valenciana circuit has hosted the final race of the season.

4 – Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP formula in 2002, Honda have been the most successful manufacturer at Valencia with four victories. Ducati riders have had two MotoGP wins and Yamaha one.4 – Dani Pedrosa is the most successful rider at the Valencia circuit with four wins; twicein the 250cc class and once each in the 125cc and MotoGP classes.

4 – Reaching the end of the third year of the 800cc capacity limit in MotoGP, only four riders have competed in all 52 races since the regulation was introduced at the start of the 2007 season: Chris Vermeulen, Colin Edwards, Randy de Puniet and Valentino Rossi.

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