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All the Facts about MotoGP
The most successful MotoGP or the top class riders of all time are..
- Velentino Rossi – 79 wins
- Giacomo Agostini – 68 wins
- Mick Doohan – 54 wins
- Casey Stoner – 45 wins
- Mike Hailwood – 37
- Valentino Rossi, Mick Doohan, Giacomo Agostini, Randy Mamola and Casey Stoner are the riders who own records for holding the most pole positions.
- In 1983 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Kenny Roberts finished second with Freddie Spencer clinching the world title by just two points ahead of him. More importantly this was Kenny Roberts’ last race and Freddie Spencer became the youngest ever winner of MotoGP title, which was a record then and even now.
- Misano has staged most number of MotoGP races the unique thing about Misano is that it holds the races both the usual and the opposite ways.
- In the year 2011 there have been fourteen different riders who have finished at the podium, which is a record of its kind.
- Valentino Rossi has the least number of No. 10 finishes in the history of MotoGP.
- The Italian riders have the longest streak of winning the MotoGP in the history of it. At one point of time the Italian riders had a streak of winning 15 races on the trot and even 17 races on the trot. These 17 races streak was broken in 1998 and in 1999.
- The San Marino Grand Prix had only two winners for 14 years in the row when Manuel Poggiali won 12 races (7 with 125 cc and 5 with 250 cc) and Alex de Angelis with two races (1 each with 250 cc and 1 Moto2 race).
- The San Marino Grand Prix are hosted by 5 different venues. They are Imola, Mugello, Misano and Rviera di Rimini.
- Marc Marquez won the French GP was his first Moto2 Grand Prix win, which also made him the youngest ever rider to win the intermediate-class Grand Prix racing. When he won his fifth race at Indianapolis he was still younger than the previous record holder Dani Pedrosa.
- In an Indianapolis Grand Prix Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat got all three podium positions. This was not only their first appearance at the podium, but they also became the first riders from Spain to finish at all 3 podium positions.