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MotoGP mid-season stats.

With ten of 17 rounds gone, the 2009 MotoGP World Championship is currently enjoying its summer break before round eleven begins at Brno on August 16.

Here are some stats from the season so far...

Note that Pramac's Mika Kallio missed Laguna Seca due to injury; Sete Gibernau started six races before the Grupo Francisco Hernando team folded; Yuki Takahashi made seven starts before being dropped by Scot Honda; Gabor Talmacsi has made five race starts for Scot and Toni Elias has a factory spec RCV21V at Honda Gresini.

Le Mans and Mugello saw the whole grid change bikes during the race, while a handful of riders changed bikes at Donington Park. Qualifying at Motegi was cancelled due to bad weather and free practice times used to determine the grid.



Wins, Podiums, Poles and Fastest Laps.
The stats that matter most. Ranking by championship order.

1. Valentino Rossi: 4 (wins) 8 (podiums) 4 (poles) 3 ('laps)
2. Jorge Lorenzo: 2 (wins) 8 (podiums) 4 (poles) 2 ('laps)
3. Casey Stoner: 2 (wins) 5 (podiums) 1 (poles) 2 ('laps)
4. Dani Pedrosa: 1 (wins) 5 (podiums) 1 (poles) 3 ('laps)
5. Colin Edwards: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
6. Andrea Dovizioso: 1 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
7. Marco Melandri: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
8. Randy de Puniet: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
9. Chris Vermeulen: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
10. Loris Capirossi: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
11. Alex de Angelis: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
12. James Toseland: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
13. Nicky Hayden: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
14. Toni Elias: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
15. Mika Kallio: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
16. Niccolo Canepa: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
16. Sete Gibernau: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
18. Yuki Takahashi: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
19. Gabor Talmacsi: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)

2009 Summary:
Most race wins: Valentino Rossi (4)
Most podiums: Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo (8)
Most poles: Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo (4)
Most fastest laps: Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa (3)
Different race winners: 5
Different podium finishers: 8
Different pole position qualifiers: 4
Different riders with a fastest lap: 4


How close is the 2009 competition?
Closest, largest and average figures for pole position, race victory, top 3 and top 10 for 2009 rounds so far, the first season of a single-tyre rule. Figures for previous 800cc seasons also given

2009 - victories:
Closest race victory: 0.095sec (Rossi - Catalunya)
Largest race victory: 17.710sec (Lorenzo - Le Mans)
Average victory margin: 3.775sec
2008:
Closest race victory (full season): 1.817sec (Lorenzo - Estoril)
Largest race victory (full season): 15.004sec (Rossi - Brno)
Average victory margin (full season): 5.428sec
2007:
Average victory margin (full season): 5.748sec

2009 - Top 3:
Closest top 3 finish: 1.600sec (Dovizioso, Edwards, de Puniet - Donington)
Largest top 3 finish: 23.113sec (Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner - Assen)
Average top 3 finish: 9.091sec
2008:
Closest top 3 finish (full season): 3.343sec (Pedrosa, Rossi, Stoner - Catalunya)
Largest top 3 finish (full season): 26.609sec (Rossi, Stoner, Vermeulen - Laguna Seca)
Average top 3 finish (full season): 11.041sec
2007:
Average top 3 finish (full season): 11.041sec (the same as 2008)

2009 - Top 10:
Closest top 10 finish: 34.814sec (Mugello)
Largest top 10 finish: 53.218sec (Le Mans)
Average top 10 finish: 43.615sec
2008:
Closest top 10 finish (full season): 25.516sec (Sepang)
Largest top 10 finish (full season): 89.275sec (Sachsenring)
Average top 10 finish (full season): 40.356sec
2007:
Average top 10 finish (full season): 44.788sec

2009 - Pole positions:
Closest pole position: 0.005sec (Pedrosa - Le Mans)
Largest pole position: 0.640sec (Rossi - Sachsenring)
Average pole margin: 0.161sec
2008:
Closest pole position (full season): 0.032sec (Stoner - Assen)
Largest pole position (full season): 1.189sec (Stoner - Brno)
Average pole margin (full season): 0.328sec
2007:
Average pole margin (full season): 0.215sec


2009 Factory v Satellite.
Wins, podiums, poles and fastest laps for factory riders compared with satellite riders. Factory riders were classed as those riding for a factory team.

Factory riders: 10 (wins) 27 (podiums) 10 (poles) 10 ('laps)
Satellite riders: 0 (wins) 3 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)

Average qualifying position for the top satellite rider in a 2009 grand prix: 5th
In 2008 (full season): 4th
Average race position for the top satellite rider at a 2009 grand prix: 5th
In 2008 (full season): 4th

Average time difference between the top factory rider and the top satellite rider during 2009 qualifying: 0.889sec
In 2008 (full season): 0.623sec
In 2007 (full season): 0.713sec

Average time difference between the top factory rider and the top satellite rider at the end of a 2009 race: 22.660sec
In 2008 (full season): 17.611sec
In 2007 (full season): 19.462sec


2009 Team-mate v Team-mate
Team-mate vs. team-mate in terms of who finished higher in qualifying and race results. Only events where both riders were present are included. If both riders failed to finish, both received 0. Ranking by least difference, shown in brackets.

1. Repsol Honda:
Race: Pedrosa 5 - Dovizioso 4 (1)
Qualifying: Pedrosa 6 - Dovizioso 4 (2)

=2. Fiat Yamaha:
Race: Rossi 7 - Lorenzo 3 (4)
Qualifying: Rossi 5 - Lorenzo 5 (0)

=2. Rizla Suzuki:
Race: Capirossi 6 - Vermeulen 4 (2)
Qualifying: Capirossi 6 - Vermeulen 4 (2)

4. San Carlo Honda Gresini:
Race: de Angelis 6 - Elias 4 (2)
Qualifying: de Angelis 3 - Elias 7 (4)

5. Pramac Racing:
Race: Kallio 3 - Canepa 6 (3)
Qualifying: Kallio 8 - Canepa 1 (7)

6. Monster Yamaha Tech 3:
Race: Edwards 9 - Toseland 1 (8)
Qualifying: Edwards 10 - Toseland 0 (10)

7. Ducati Marlboro:
Race: Stoner 10 - Hayden 0 (10)
Qualifying: Stoner 10 - Hayden 0 (10)

Team Scot, Grupo Francisco Hernando, Hayate and LCR Honda one-rider teams


Satellite stars.

Top satellite rider in 2009 races to date:
1. Colin Edwards: 4 times
=2. Marco Melandri: 2 times
=2. Alex de Angelis: 2 times
=4. Randy de Puniet: 1 time
=4. Toni Elias: 1 time
=6. James Toseland: 0
=6. Mika Kallio: 0
=6. Niccolo Canepa: 0
=6. Sete Gibernau: 0
=6. Yuki Takahashi: 0
=6. Gabor Talmacsi: 0

Top satellite rider in 2009 qualifying:
1. Colin Edwards: 5 times
=2. Randy de Puniet: 2 times
=2. Toni Elias: 2 times
4. Alex de Angelis: 1 time
=5. Marco Melandri: 0
=5. James Toseland: 0
=5. Mika Kallio: 0
=5. Niccolo Canepa: 0
=5. Sete Gibernau: 0
=5. Yuki Takahashi: 0
=5. Gabor Talmacsi: 0


2009 v 2008.
Who is doing better this year than last? Whose 2009 team change turned bad? 2009 v 2008 for wins, podiums, championship position and points after the first ten rounds of both seasons. Ranking by points improvement.

Key: +1 means one more than at same point in 2008, = means the same number as in 2008, -1 means one less than in 2008 etc


1. Jorge Lorenzo: +1 (wins) +4 (podiums) +2 (championship) +48 (points)
2. Marco Melandri: = (wins) +1 (podiums) +9 (championship) +47 (points)
3. Randy de Puniet: = (wins) +1 (podiums) +9 (championship) +44 (points)
4. Alex de Angelis: = (wins) = (podiums) +1 (championship) +22 (points)
5. Toni Elias: = (wins) = (podiums) -1 (championship) +10 (points)
6. Loris Capirossi: = (wins) = (podiums) +1 (championship) +6 (points)
7. Colin Edwards: = (wins) -1 (podiums) = (championship) +5 ('points)
8. Andrea Dovizioso: +1 (wins) +1 (podiums) = (championship) +4 (points)

9. Valentino Rossi: +1 (wins) = (podiums) = (championship) = (points)*

10. Chris Vermeulen: = (wins) -1 (podiums) -2 (championship) -6 (points)
11. James Toseland: = (wins) = (podiums) -3 (championship) -10 (points)
12. Casey Stoner: -2 (wins) -2 (podiums) = (championship) -17 (points)
13. Nicky Hayden: = (wins) = (podiums) -5 (championship) -26 (points)
14. Dani Pedrosa: -1 (wins) -3 (podiums) -2 (championship) -56 (points)





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alaywa - Unregistered

August 03, 2009 9:32 PM

Rossi looks to have learned the DNF lesson well from Haydon's '06 and Stoner's '07 year. Remount and get even 1 point if you can! DNFs are the curse of your championship fight. Lorenzo has yet to learn this as those 2 DNFs are damaging his otherwise near perfect season! When Stoner didn't fall or have a single fault (mechanical or otherwise) in '07 Rossi took notes that year! And Stoner accused Rossi of having all the luck, bah! Stoner just used all his up in '07. Should have spread it out more.



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