MotoGP Great Britain 2012: Ernest's chop
MotoGP Great Britain 2012: Ernest's chop

Today we begin a new section in the coverage of the MotoGP Grand Prix that we do at Motorpasión Moto. We have decided to call this section ernest's chop and in it we are going to collect those interesting statistics that the commentators on television that broadcast the races once gave us as gifts. Most statistics are just that, statistics and they are not worth much, but almost better to hear statistics than the outrageous screams of commentators who do not contribute anything to the broadcast.

To start we go with the notes on Silverstone and the British GP Hertz, the sixth round of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship to which the Mallorcan rider Jorge Lorenzo and his Yamaha M1 arrive first in the classification table. 2012 is the third year that it has been raced at the renovated Silverstone circuit. Track that recovered in 2010 after 23 years without racing on it. The first GP at Silverstone was raced in 1977.

Here are a few statistics about this British circuit and the races.

  • 115 are the points he has obtained Jorge Lorenzo in the first five races that we have contested, and they are the same points that he had after five races in 2010, the year he was proclaimed World Champion.
  • Sunday coincides with the date of 63 years ago in which the first 500cc race of the World Championship was held It was held on the Isle of Man in 1949. That race was won by British driver Harold Daniell on a single-cylinder Norton. The 35 drivers who finished that 425 km race took 3 hours to complete the race.
  • Saturday coincides with 45th anniversary of the race you won Stuart graham on a Suzuki 50 on the Isle of Man in 1967. Stuart's father, Les graham, was the first winner of the 500cc world championship and this was the first time that the son of a world champion won a race.
  • The last winning British driver of the premier class at the British GP was Tom herron on the Isle of Man 36 years ago.
  • Pol Espargaró celebrated his 21st birthday on Sunday between the Catalunya races and the British GP.
  • Jorge Lorenzo's victory in the Catalan GP was the Mallorcan's 20th in the MotoGP category. The same victories that double 500cc champion Freddie Spencer has on his locker.
  • Arthur Sissis will turn 17 on the first day of training of the British GP.
  • Eric Granado will run his first World Championship race seven days after his 16th birthday, which will make him the youngest driver to make his debut in the intermediate category of the world championship. It beats the record of Chaz Davies, who was 16 years and 55 days old when he first participated in the 250cc race at the 2003 Japanese GP.
  • The podium of Andrea Dovizioso in the GP of Catalunya it was the first podium of a satellite motorcycle since Colin Edwards finished third at last year's British GP.
  • After five races contested in the category of Moto3 there are only two riders who have scored in all of them, Sandro Cortese and Alberto Moncayo.
  • Miguel Oliveira is the first Portuguese driver to finish on the podium of a GP. He finished third in the Catalan GP.

As you can see, the statistics are very varied, but now when they are quoted on television we will already have them learned in advance. And we can even talk about them as if we knew them all our lives.

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