MotoGP Italia 2012: Ernest's chop
MotoGP Italia 2012: Ernest's chop

Third round of the MotoGP World Championship on consecutive weekends, thank goodness the riders insist on doing some interesting career in the middle of advertising, because otherwise this would be unbearable. Or was it not …? Well be that as it may, today we come with the chop loaded with statistics of those that last as long as a candy at the door of the congress of deputies. Or was it not …? I think the summer torrija is affecting me, thank goodness that even Laguna Seca there is a little more margin to recover.

The first time a Grand Prix at Mugello was in the 1976 season, so the winner was Barry Sheene ahead of Phil Read, both riding a Suzuki, and the difference between them was only a tenth of a second. In the current calendar there are only two circuits that have hosted more tests than the Italian, they are Jerez and Assen.

  • The victory of Dani pedrosa at the German Grand Prix places him with 63 visits to the podium in his MotoGP career, just one less than Wayne Rainey. The difference is that Rayney was three times world champion of the highest category and Pedrosa has not achieved any championship (in MotoGP).

  • The 59 points achieved to date by Zulfahmi Khairuddin are the maximum points achieved by a Malay pilot throughout the history of the World Cup. The previous record belonged to Shahrol Yuzy who scored 58 points in the 250cc category in the 2002 season.

  • Ben Spies turns 28 on Wednesday Before the Italian Grand Prix, Yuki Takahashi will also turn 28 next Tuesday.

  • The casey stoner fall at the German GP he has put end to a sequence of 22 consecutive races finishing on the podium in the top four.

  • Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner have each achieved twenty poles in MotoGP. This is the highest number of pole positions for a Spanish rider in the category.

  • In the last 16 years there has always been at least one Italian rider on the podium of the Grand Prix held at Mugello. The last time there was not at least one Italian rider on the premier class podium was in 1995.

  • The victory of Dani pedrosa at the German GP it was his 16th in the category, thus surpassing the 15 of Álex Crivillé. The Spanish rider with the most victories in the category is Jorge Lorenzo, with 21.

  • The difference with the second in Dani Pedrosa's victory in the German GP (14,996 seconds) was the second largest since racing with four-stroke motorcycles achieved dry. The biggest difference (15.004 seconds) was achieved by Valentino Rossi against Toni Elías at the GP of the Czech Republic in 2008.

  • Single five drivers have scored points in the eight races at the start of the season 2012, namely; Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Héctor Barbera.

  • Andrea Dovizioso by finishing third in the German GP he has equaled the record of three third in a season achieved by a pilot of a satellite motorcycle. The last was Marco Melandri in 2007.

  • Marc Márquez won the 125cc race at Mugello in 2010 for only 161 thousandths and did it again in 2011 in Moto2 for less than 500 thousandths.

  • Pol Espargaró finished third at Mugello in the 125cc category in 2008 and 2010, he qualified sixth in Moto2 last year, but after a crash on lap 13 he returned to the race to finish 28th.

  • Sandro Cortese, despite getting pole position at Mugello in 2010 he fell twice and could not finish the race. Last year he finished eighth, but was sanctioned with twenty seconds for an illegal maneuver with Sergio Gadea, he ended up 12th in the end.

  • Máverick Viñales qualified in 7th place on last year's starting grid, finished the race in third place, more than eight seconds behind Nico Terol who was the winner.

  • Luis Salom finished sixth in last year's race, he started second on the grid, which was his first front row in a Grand Prix.

Ale, so far the statistics for this week. Now the pilots can break them, or ignore them and do some interesting careers before the TV commentators spoil them with their screams or their absurd opinions.

Or that D. Ángel Nieto tell an anecdote completely backwards as he did saying that Degner went to MZ with the blueprints for the 50cc Suzuki. Angel, it was the other way around !! Ernst Degner escaped from MZ and East Germany and sold the secrets of the MZ designed by Walter Kaaden to Suzuki. It seems that age makes you confuse some details.

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