MotoGP Facts and Stats
Fabio Quartararo crossed the line in second place at the San Marino GP, moving up above Eric Offenstadt in fifth on the list of French riders with most premier class podium finishes behind Christian Sarron (18 podium finishes), Raymond Roche (9), Johann Zarco (6) and Pierre Monneret (5).
In addition, this was Fabio Quartararo’s fourth podium finish in his rookie season. Since the introduction of the MotoGP class in 2002, only three rookies have had more podium finishes: Marc Marquez (16 in 2013), Dani Pedrosa (eight in 2006) and Jorge Lorenzo (six in 2008).
Fabio Quartararo was the highest-placed Yamaha rider across theline for the third time this year, along with Catalunya and Austria, and the top Independent Team rider. He is leading the Independent Team rider classification, 11 points ahead of Jack Miller and 24 ahead Cal Crutchlow.
Fabio Quartararo is still leading the fight for the Rookie of the Year with 112 points ahead Joan Mir (47 points), following by Francesco Bagnaia (29) and Miguel Oliveira (26), who both crashed at Misano, although Oliveira remounted his bike to finish in 16th.
Marc Marquez is now leading the Championship with 93 points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso; this is the highest margin after the opening 13 races of the season in the premier class since 2005 and the 122-point margin between Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi after the Malaysian GP.
At Misano, Marc Marquez finished on the podium at 10 successive races for the first time since he finished on the podium 12 times in a row from the last two races of 2013 through the opening 10 races of 2014, which is his record in the MotoGP class.
Maverick Viñales has stood on the podium for 61st time of his Grand Prix career at Misano, equalling soon-to-be MotoGP Legend Jorge “Aspar” Martinez, Tom Lüthi and Pier Paolo Bianchi. Maverick Viñales stood on the podium for fifth time so far this year, equalling his whole 2018 season. Since he stepped up to MotoGP class in 2015, 2017 is the only season where he has stood on the podium more than five times (seven podium finishes).
Following his third-place finish at Silverstone, in Aragon Maverick Viñales will be aiming to stand on the podium three time in a row for the first time in the MotoGP class. With Maverick Viñales and Fabio Quartararo, this is the second time this year there were at least two Yamaha riders on the podium along the Dutch TT with the same riders. This is already more than the whole 2018 season.
In addition, this is the second time there have been four Yamaha riders within the top five since the introduction of the MotoGP class back in 2002, along with Aragon in 2012, with Jorge Lorenzo, in second behind Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, third, Cal Crutchlow fourth and Ben Spies, fifth.
This was the fifth time since Marc Marquez stepped up to the MotoGP class in 2013 that he was the oldest rider on the podium along with the Assen last year and Spain and Silverstone this year, with Alex Rins and Maverick Viñales, and Assen this year, also with Maverick Viñales and Fabio Quartararo.
Only one rider has now scored points in all 13 of the MotoGP races in 2019: Danilo Petrucci, who crossed the line in 10th place at Misano, which is his worst result across the line since he was 12th in Australia last year.
Pol Espargaro crossed the line in seventh place at Misano, which is the third top seven finish of a KTM rider in the MotoGP class in dry weather conditions, all scored in 2019, along with France, sixth, and Catalunya, seventh, both with Espargaro.
The only two of the four rookies in the MotoGP class this year to have previously won at Aragon in any of the smaller classes are Joan Mir in 2017 and Miguel Oliveira in 2015, both in the Moto3 class. However, fellow rookie Francesco Bagnaia is the only other rookie who has stood on the podium at Aragon, finishing second in the Moto2 class last year.
At the Aragon GP, Pol Espargaro is scheduled to start his 100th race in the premier class of GP racing.
Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing at Aragon
This is the 10th time that the MotorLand Aragon has hosted a Grand Prix event and below are some facts and statistics related to the previous GP events:
Aragon first hosted a Grand Prix event in 2010, when it became the sixth different circuit that has been used for Grand Prix racing in Spain. The other circuits that have been used in Spain are: Jerez, Catalunya, Jarama, Montjuich and Valencia.
Aragon is one of just five circuits on the current Grand Prix schedule that run in an anti-clockwise direction, along with Austin, Sachsenring, Phillip Island and Valencia.
Casey Stoner won the first MotoGP race at Aragon in 2010 on a Ducati, the only victory for the Italian manufacturer at this circuit. Since Stoner’s win in 2010, Ducati have had four more podium finishes at this circuit with Nicky Hayden third also in 2010, Cal Crutchlow third in 2014, Jorge Lorenzo third in 2017 and Andrea Dovizioso second last year.
Honda is the most successful manufacturer at the Aragon circuit with six MotoGP wins, with three different riders: Casey Stoner in 2011, Dani Pedrosa in 2012 and Marc Marquez in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Yamaha have had two wins in the MotoGP class at the MotorLand, with Jorge Lorenzo in both 2014 and 2015.
The best result at Aragon for Suzuki is the third-place finish achieved last year by Andrea Iannone. Aleix Espargaro crossed the line in sixth place over the last two years in Aragon, equalling the best result of an Aprilia rider in the MotoGP class since its introduction in 2002, from Aleix Espargaro in Qatar in 2017 and Colin Edwards in Japan back in 2003.
In 2017, Pol Espargaro crossed the line in 10th place ahead of his teammate Bradley Smith, which is the best result for KTM at the MotorLand in the premier class.
Spanish riders have had great success across all three GP classes at MotorLand, winning 19 of the 27 GP races that have taken place.
The only non-Spanish riders who have had a Grand Prix win at the circuit are: Casey Stoner (MotoGP in 2010 & 2011), Andrea Iannone (Moto2 race in 2010), Romano Fenati (Moto3 in 2014), Miguel Oliveira (Moto3 in 2015), Sam Lowes (Moto2 in 2016), Franco Morbidelli (Moto2 in 2017) and Brad Binder(Moto2 in 2018).
Casey Stoner’s two victories in 2010 and 2011 and Andrea Dovizioso’s second-place finish last year are the only occasions that a non-Spanish rider has stood on either of the top two steps in the MotoGP class at the Aragon circuit.
Marc Marquez has been on pole on four of the six occasions he has raced in the MotoGP class at the Aragon circuit. Since 2010, only two riders have won the MotoGP race after qualifying on pole position in Aragón: Casey Stoner (2010 and 2011) and Marc Marquez (2013 and 2016).
Aragon is one of just four circuits on the current Grand Prix schedule where Valentino Rossi has not had a MotoGP victory, along with Austin, the Red Bull Ring and Buriram, which joined the calendar last year.
The nine Moto2 races that have taken place at Aragon have been won by nine different riders: Andrea Iannone (2010), Marc Márquez (2011), Pol Espargaró (2012), Nico Terol (2013), Maverick Viñales (2014), Tito Rabat (2015), Sam Lowes (2016) and Franco Morbidelli (2017) and Brad Binder (2018). Only three of them have not won from pole in Moto2: Pol Espargaró (2012), Franco Morbidelli (2017) and Brad Binder (2018).
The nine races that have taken place in the lightweight class at Aragon since 2010 have been won by nine different riders: Pol Espargaró (2010), Nico Terol (2011), Luis Salom (2012), Álex Rins (2013), Romano Fenati (2014), Miguel Oliveira (2015),Jorge Navarro (2016), Joan Mir (2017) and Jorge Martin (2018). Only Alex Rins and Jorge Martin have won from pole position at the track in the lightweight class.
Marc Marquez moves above Mike Hailwood
Marc Marquez’ win at the San Marino GP was the 77th of his Grand Prix career, moving above nine-time World Champion Mike Hailwood as shown in the table below of riders with most GP wins. There are just three riders in the history of Grand Prix racing who
have scored more wins than Hailwood and Marquez.
In addition, this was the 89th podium finish in the premier class for Marc Marquez, moving above Giacomo Agostini in fifth place in the list of riders with the most podium finishes in the class.
200th Grand Prix start for Marc Marquez in Aragon
At the Aragon GP, Marc Marquez is scheduled to make the 200th Grand Prix of his Grand Prix career, becoming the 37th different rider to reach that milestone in the history.
In addition, Marc Marquez is scheduled to become the youngest to reach the milestone of 200 Grand Prix races, as shown in the table below of the 10 youngest riders:
|Pos||Riders||Age at 200th GP start||200th GP start|
|1||M Marquez||26 years 217 days||Aragon/2019|
|2||S Cortese||26 years 284 days||Japan/2016|
|3||J Lorenzo||27 years||Spain/2014|
|4||P Espargaro||27 years 7 days||Catalunya/2018|
|5||B Smith||27 years 110 days||Qatar/2018|
|6||A Dovizioso||27 years 190 days||Aragon/2013|
|7||D Pedrosa||27 years 260 days||Catalunya/2013|
|8||M Di Meglio||27 years 274 days||Australia/2015|
|9||A Espargaro||27 years 281 days||Spain/2017|
|10||HBarbera||27 years 288 days||Czech/2014|
During his career, Marquez has competed at 24 different Grand Prix circuits. Of these 24 circuits, he has taken at least one GP win at 21 of them. The only tracks where he had not any wins are the Red Bull Ring, Donington and Shanghai. The Chinese track is the
only circuit where he has competed and not stood on the podium.
Of these 21 winning circuits, the one where Marquez has had most GP wins is the Sachsenring, where he has won 10 successive times.
Marc Marquez, who reached the milestone of 51 premier class wins at Misano this year, only needs three wins to equal Mick Doohan as the third most successful rider in the class, as well as both Doohan and Dani Pedrosa as the most successful Honda riders in
Marc Marquez has qualified on pole position 60 times in the premier class, 88 times overall. Over his 88 pole positions, he went on to win the race on 50 occasions (35 x MotoGP, 8 x Moto2, 7 x 125cc).
2019 MotoGP Championship Standings
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