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MotoGP: Lorenzo Win/Podium Statistics Improve

MotoGP Records

Jorge Lorenzo’s dominant back-to-back victories at the last two GP events have improved his already impressive statistics with regards to percentage MotoGP wins and podiums.

As shown in the following tables, these statistics put him high up among the best riders of the modern-era of Grand Prix motorcycle racing (since 1975).

In terms of percentage wins Lorenzo is ninth in the table just behind Kevin Schwantz and if he wins at the Catalan Grand Prix his % win figure will be almost identical to that of Eddie Lawson.

With regard to podiums, he is sixth in the table below, with a percentage rate that again closely matches those of Eddie Lawson.

Valentino Rossi still has the highest winning percentage among riders from the modern era, but has slipped to second place in terms of podium finishes by a very small margin, behind three times world champion Wayne Rainey.

Rider / starts / wins / win %

1. Valentino Rossi 170 78 45.9%

2. Mick Doohan 137 54 39.4%

3. Kenny Roberts (Snr) 58 22 37.9%

4. Freddie Spencer 62 20 32.3%

5. Wayne Rainey 83 24 28.9%

6. Casey Stoner 71 20 28.2%

7. Eddie Lawson 127 31 24.4%

8. Kevin Schwantz 104 25 24.0%

9. Jorge Lorenzo 40 9 22.5%

10. Barry Sheene 98 19 19.4%

Rider / starts / podiums / podium%

1. Wayne Rainey 83 64 77.11%

2. Valentino Rossi 170 131 77.06%

3. Mick Doohan 137 95 69.3%

4. Kenny Roberts (Snr) 58 39 67.2%

5. Eddie Lawson 127 78 61.4%

6. Jorge Lorenzo 40 24 60.0%

7. Dani Pedrosa 75 41 54.7%

8. Wayne Gardner 102 52 51.0%

9. Freddie Spencer 62 31 50.0%

10. Pat Hennen 24 12 50.0%

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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