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Jerez 2018 – Fast Facts
- Eight different riders have finished on the podium in the first three races if 2018, only Marc Marquez has been on the podium more than once in MotoGP this year. The last time as many as eight different riders finished on the podium in the first three premier-class races of a season was back in 1996.
- For the first time since 2013, the first three MotoGP races of the year have been won by three different riders. Not since 2008 have four different riders been on top of the podium in MotoGP at the first four races of the year (Stoner, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi).
- Yamaha have gone 13 MotoGP races without a win, their longest winless sequence since the 18 race winless streak that included the last two races of 2002 and the 16 races of 2003.
- At the Spanish Grand Prix last year Dani Pedrosa won from Marc Marquez – one of three occasions that the two team mates took the top two places in 2017, along with the Czech GP and Aragon.
- At the Spanish Grand Prix last year Jorge Lorenzo finished on the podium for the first time on a Ducati. This was the first podium finish for Ducati at the Jerez circuit since Nicky Hayden was third in 2011. Lorenzo has had three victories in the MotoGP class at Jerez, in 2010, 2011 and 2015.
- Dovizioso’s best results from ten starts in the MotoGP class at Jerez are 5th in 2012 riding a Yamaha, and in 2014 and last year on the Ducati. Jerez the current circuit that have been used previously where he has not had a podium in the MotoGP class.
- Marc Marquez has finished on the podium in all five years he has competed in the MotoGP class at Jerez, including a win in 2014 which is his only GP victory in any class at Jerez.
- The win by Marc Marquez in Austin was the 36th time he has stood on the top step of the podium in the MotoGP class. He now needs just one more win to equal the number of premier-class GP victories as MotoGP legend Mike Hailwood.
- Maverick Viñales won the Moto3 race at the Spanish GP five years ago, on his way to taking the world title – his only grand prix podium finish at Jerez.
- Valentino Rossi has taken a total of twenty-one grand prix wins on Spanish soil. The breakdown of wins by circuit is as follows: Catalunya – 10 (6 x MotoGP, 1 x 500cc, 2 x 250cc, 1 x 125cc), Jerez – 9 (6 x MotoGP, 1 x 500cc, 1 x 250cc, 1 x 125cc), Valencia – 2 (2 x MotoGP).
- Dani Pedrosa won at Jerez last year, the 16th successive season that Pedrosa had taken at least one grand prix win across the three classes, which is the record as the longest sequence of successive years that a rider has achieved at least one grand prix victory. He has two other victories in the MotoGP class at Jerez, in 2008 and 2013.
- Johann Zarco’s 6th place finish in Austin was the 20th successive race where he has achieved a point scoring finish. The only race where he has failed to score points since moving up to the MotoGP class was the opening race of last year in Qatar when he crashed while leading the race. Zarco has never stood on the top step of the podium at Jerez in any of the GP classes.
- Just five different riders have stood on the top step of the MotoGP podium at Jerez during the last eleven years: Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi three times each, with Marc Marquez and Casey Stoner each taking a single victory.
- After making 49 Moto3 grand prix starts without a win, Jorge Martin has now stood on the top step of the podium three times in the last four races.