MotoGP Grand Prix of Catalunya, By the Numbers

Facts and Statistics Going Into the 2016 Catalan GP

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Mugello 2016: Defending MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo edged out Marc Marquez by 0.019s across the line, the closest finish of the year.©Motorcyclist

Grand Prix Racing By the Numbers
* 140 - Jorge Lorenzo's win in Italy (click here for the MotoGP race results from Mugello) was the 140th time that he has stood on the podium across all grand prix classes, once more than Spanish grand prix racing legend Angel Nieto. In the 68-year history of motorcycle grand prix racing, only three riders have stood on the podium more often than Lorenzo: Valentino Rossi (214 podium finishes), Giacomo Agostini (159) and Dani Pedrosa (142).
* 102 - Jorge Lorenzo's win at Mugello was the 102nd time he has stood on the podium in the MotoGP class, once more than his great rival Dani Pedrosa. Only Valentino Rossi, with 178, has more premier-class podium finishes than Lorenzo.
* 100 - Jorge Lorenzo's win at the Italian GP was the 100th victory for Yamaha in the four-stroke MotoGP class. The breakdown of wins by riders: Valentino Rossi (54 wins), Jorge Lorenzo (43 wins), Max Biaggi (2 wins), Ben Spies (1 win).

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Valentino Rossi after qualifying on the pole at Mugello.©Motorcyclist
  • 63 - Valentino Rossi's pole position in Mugello was the 63rd of his grand prix career across all classes. This is the same number of pole positions as teammate Jorge Lorenzo has achieved. No other rider has started from pole on more occasions that these two riders in the modern-era of grand prix racing (since 1974) when full pole position data is available.
  • 30 - Eugene Laverty celebrates his 30th birthday on the first day of practice at the Catalan Grand Prix.
  • 29 - Alexis Masbou, the oldest rider currently competing in the Moto3 class, celebrates his 29th birthday on the day before practice starts for the grand prix in Catalunya.
  • 11 - The rider starting on pole has not won in the Moto3 class for the last eleven races. The last time a rider starting a Moto3 race from pole won the race was Enea Bastianini at Misano last year.
  • 10- Johann Zarco's victory at Mugello was the 10th time he has stood on the top step of the podium in the Moto2 class. The only two riders with more Moto2 wins than Zarco are Marc Marquez (16) and Tito Rabat (13).
  • 9 years - Valentino Rossi's engine failure at the Italian Grand Prix was the first time in nearly nine years that he has not finished a race due to a technical problem, since the Grand Prix of Valencia in 2007 when he also suffered an engine failure.
  • 4 - Catalunya is one of just four current circuits that Marc Marquez has not been on pole since moving up to the MotoGP class at the start of 2013, along with Motegi, Assen and the Red Bull Ring in Austria that is being used for the first time this year.
  • 3 - Francesco Bagnaia gave Mahindra their third podium finish of 2016 at the Italian Grand Prix. This already equals the highest number of podium finishes for Mahindra in a single season that was achieved in 2014.
  • 0.019 - The winning margin for Jorge Lorenzo over Marc Marquez at Mugello was 0.019 seconds, making it the seventh closest finish of all-time in the premier-class of grand prix racing.