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Crash.net's MotoGP season review - Part 2

27 December 2007

Wins, Podiums, Poles and Fastest Laps.
The stats that matter most.

1. Casey Stoner: 10 (wins) 14 (podiums) 5 (poles) 6 ('laps)
2. Dani Pedrosa: 2 (wins) 8 (podiums) 5 (poles) 3 ('laps)
3. Valentino Rossi: 4 (wins) 8 (podiums) 4 (poles) 3 ('laps)
4. John Hopkins: 0 (wins) 4 (podiums) 0 (poles) 2 ('laps)
5. Marco Melandri: 0 (wins) 3 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
6. Chris Vermeulen: 1 (wins) 4 (podiums) 1 (poles) 1 ('laps)
7. Loris Capirossi: 1 (wins) 4 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
8. Nicky Hayden: 0 (wins) 3 (podiums) 1 (poles) 1 ('laps)
9. Colin Edwards: 0 (wins) 2 (podiums) 2 (poles) 0 ('laps)
10. Alex Barros: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
11. Randy de Puniet: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
12. Toni Elias: 0 (wins) 2 (podiums) 0 (poles) 2 ('laps)
13. Alex Hofmann: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) (poles) 0 ('laps)
14. Carlos Checa: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
15. Anthony West: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
16. Sylvain Guintoli: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
17. Shinya Nakano: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
18. Makoto Tamada: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
19. Kurtis Roberts: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)


Best and worst race finish.
Best and worst race finish of the year for each rider, not including DNFs.

1. Casey Stoner: 1st - 6th
2. Dani Pedrosa: 1st - 8th
3. Valentino Rossi: 1st - 13th
4. John Hopkins: 2nd - 15th
5. Marco Melandri: 2nd - 10th
6. Chris Vermeulen: 1st - 16th
7. Loris Capirossi: 1st - 12th
8. Nicky Hayden: 3rd - 17th
9. Colin Edwards: 2nd - 14th
10. Alex Barros: 3rd - 14th
11. Randy de Puniet: 2nd - 13th
12. Toni Elias: 2nd - 15th
13. Alex Hofmann: 5th - 13th
14. Carlos Checa: 6th - 18th
15. Anthony West: 7th - 16th
16. Sylvain Guintoli: 4th - 19th
17. Shinya Nakano: 10th - 16th
18. Makoto Tamada: 8th - 18th
19. Kurtis Roberts: 12th - 20th


Best and worst qualifying.
Best and worst qualifying positions of the year.

1. Casey Stoner: 1st - 9th
2. Dani Pedrosa: 1st - 10th
3. Valentino Rossi: 1st - 17th
4. John Hopkins: 2nd - 14th
5. Marco Melandri: 3rd - 14th
6. Chris Vermeulen: 1st - 17th
7. Loris Capirossi: 5th - 17th
8. Nicky Hayden: 1st - 14th
9. Colin Edwards: 1st - 16th
10. Alex Barros: 7th - 17th
11. Randy de Puniet: 2nd - 18th
12. Toni Elias: 4th - 18th
13. Alex Hofmann: 8th - 19th
14. Carlos Checa: 3rd - 16th
15. Anthony West: 5th - 17th
16. Sylvain Guintoli: 5th - 20th
17. Shinya Nakano: 7th - 15th
18. Makoto Tamada: 4th - 19th
19. Kurtis Roberts: 14th - 21st


How close was the racing?
Average pole margin, victory margin, time covering the top three and time covering the top ten during the 2007 season.

Pole margin: 0.215secs
Victory margin: 5.748secs
Top 3: 11.041secs
Top 10: 44.788secs*

* Tenth placed Sylvain Guintoli was lapped at the wet French GP, therefore an 'approximate' extra lap of two-minutes was added to his official time to create a full race distance.


DNFs.
'To finish first, first you must finish'. This is the number of times a rider failed to reach the finish in 2007. 0 means a rider finished every race he started.

Casey Stoner: 0
Chris Vermeulen: 0
Anthony West: 0 *
John Hopkins: 1
Sylvain Guintoli: 1
Marco Melandri: 1*
Colin Edwards: 2
Makoto Tamada: 2
Alex Hofmann: 2*
Dani Pedrosa: 3
Valentino Rossi: 3
Nicky Hayden: 3
Shinya Nakano: 3
Toni Elias: 3*
Loris Capirossi: 4
Alex Barros: 4
Carlos Checa: 4
Kurtis Roberts: 4*
Randy de Puniet: 7

* Did not start all 18 races.







Average qualifying v Average race.
Who raced better than they qualified? Who went backwards after the red lights went out? The average qualifying position compared with the average race position for each rider is shown below.

Key: (Q) =qualifying position, (R) = race position. Value to the nearest whole position.


1. Casey Stoner: 3rd (Q) - 2nd (R)
2. Dani Pedrosa: 4th (Q) - 4th (R)
3. Valentino Rossi: 4th (Q) - 4th (R)
4. John Hopkins: 7th (Q) - 6th (R)
5. Marco Melandri: 8th (Q) - 6th (R)
6. Chris Vermeulen: 10th (Q) - 6th (R)
7. Loris Capirossi: 10th (Q) - 7th (R)
8. Nicky Hayden: 7th (Q) - 9th (R)
9. Colin Edwards: 7th (Q) - 9th (R)
10. Alex Barros: 13th (Q) - 10th (R)
11. Randy de Puniet: 7th (Q) - 7th (R)
12. Toni Elias: 10th (Q) - 10th (R)
13. Alex Hofmann: 15th (Q) - 11th (R)
14. Carlos Checa: 12th (Q) - 12th (R)
15. Anthony West: 12th (Q) -11th (R)
16. Sylvain Guintoli: 14th (Q) -13th (R)
17. Shinya Nakano: 12th (Q) -13th (R)
18. Makoto Tamada: 15th (Q) -14th (R)
19. Kurtis Roberts: 19th (Q) - 15th (R)




Home advantage?
Who exceeded their season average when racing at home?

Key: Home qualifying position, Home race position. (+1) means one place better than their season average, (=) means equal to their season average, (-1) means one place worse than their season average etc.

An average home result was used for Spanish and Italian riders, due to their multiple home races.


1. Casey Stoner: 3rd (=), 1st (+1)
2. Dani Pedrosa: 2nd (+2), 2nd (+2)
3. Valentino Rossi: 3rd (+1), 4th (=)*
4. John Hopkins: 7th (=), 15th (-9)
5. Marco Melandri: 9th (-1), 7th (-1)
6. Chris Vermeulen: 16th (-6), 8th (-2)
7. Loris Capirossi: 9th (+1), 6th (+1)
8. Nicky Hayden: 4th (+3), DNF
9. Colin Edwards: 8th (-1), 11th (-2)
10. Randy de Puniet: 8th (-1), DNF
11. Toni Elias: 10th (=), 10th (=)*
12. Alex Hofmann: 16th (-1), 9th (+2)
13. Carlos Checa: 9th (+3), 12th (=)
14. Anthony West: 10th (+2), 12th (-1)
15. Sylvain Guintoli: 11th (+3), 10th (+3)
16. Shinya Nakano: 12th (=), 16th (-3)
17. Makoto Tamada: 16th (-1), 12th (+2)
18. Kurtis Roberts: 18th (+1), DNF

* one DNF included.




First half v Second half.
Who improved as the 18-round season went on? Whose year went downhill? Average points scored during the first nine races, compared with the last nine races. Only riders that started at least 15 rounds are included.

Key: first half average points per race - second half average points per race.


1. Casey Stoner: 21 - 20
2. Dani Pedrosa: 13 - 14
3. Valentino Rossi: 18 - 9
4. John Hopkins: 10 - 11
5. Marco Melandri: 10 - 11
6. Chris Vermeulen: 10 - 10
7. Loris Capirossi: 6 - 12
8. Nicky Hayden: 6 - 8
9. Colin Edwards: 8 - 5
10. Alex Barros: 8 - 5
11. Randy de Puniet: 4 - 8
12. Toni Elias: 5 - 6
13. Carlos Checa: 3 - 4
14. Sylvain Guintoli: 2 - 4
15. Shinya Nakano: 3 - 2
16. Makoto Tamada: 2 - 2


Factory v Satellite.
Total wins, podiums, poles and fastest laps for factory riders compared with the satellite riders

Factory riders: 18 (wins) 48 (podiums) 18 (poles) 16 ('laps)
Satellite riders: 0 (wins) 6 (podiums) 0 (poles) 2 ('laps)

Average time difference between the top factory rider and the top satellite rider during qualifying: 0.713secs

Average time difference between the top factory rider and the top satellite rider at the end of a race: 19.462secs


2007 v 2006.
Which riders did better this year than last? 2006 v 2007 for wins, podiums and points. Only includes riders present for at least 15 races during both seasons. Note that there were 17 races in 2006 but 18 in 2007.

Key: +1 means one more than in 2006, = means the same number as in 2006, -1 means one less than in 2006 etc


Casey Stoner: +10 (wins) +13 (podiums) +248 (points)
Dani Pedrosa: = (wins) = (podiums) +27 (points)
Valentino Rossi: -1 (wins) -1 (podiums) - 6 (points)
John Hopkins: = (wins) + 4 (podiums) +73 (points)
Marco Melandri: -3 (wins) -4 (podiums) -41 (points)
Chris Vermeulen:+1 (wins) +3 (podiums) +81 (points)
Loris Capirossi: -2 (wins) -4 (podiums) -63 (points)
Nicky Hayden: -2 (wins) -7 (podiums) -125 (points)
Colin Edwards: = (wins) +1 (podiums) = (points)
Randy de Puniet: = (wins) +1 (podiums) +71 (points)
Toni Elias: -1 (wins) +1 (podiums) -12 (points)
Carlos Checa: = (wins) = (podiums) -14 (points)
Shinya Nakano: = (wins) -1 (podiums) -45 (points)
Makoto Tamada: = (wins) = (podiums) -58 (points)


Team v Team.
2007 tally of wins, podiums, poles and fastest laps for each team

1. Ducati Marlboro Team: 11 (wins) 18 (podiums) 5 (poles) 6 ('laps)
2. Repsol Honda Team: 2 (wins) 11 (podiums) 6 (poles) 4 ('laps)
3. Rizla Suzuki MotoGP: 1 (wins) 8 (podiums) 1 (poles) 3 ('laps)
4. Fiat Yamaha Team: 4 (wins) 10 (podiums) 6 (poles) 3 ('laps)
5. Honda Gresini: 0 (wins) 5 (podiums) 0 (poles) 2 ('laps)
6. Pramac d'Antin: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
7. Kawasaki Racing Team: 0 (wins) 1 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
8. Dunlop Tech 3 Yamaha: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
9. Honda LCR: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
10. Konica Minolta Honda: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)
11. Team Roberts: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)


Bridgestone v Michelin v Dunlop.
How the 18 race wins, 54 podium finishes, 18 pole positions and 18 fastest laps were divided between the tyre manufacturers.

Bridgestone: 12 (wins) 33 (podiums) 6 (poles) 11 ('laps)
Michelin: 6 (wins) 21 (podiums) 12 (poles) 7 ('laps)
Dunlop: 0 (wins) 0 (podiums) 0 (poles) 0 ('laps)

On average the top Michelin rider qualified: 2nd
On average the top Bridgestone rider qualified: 2nd
On average the top Dunlop rider qualified: 13th

On average the top Bridgestone rider finished: 2nd
On average the top Michelin rider finished: 3rd
On average the top Dunlop rider finished: 13th

To the nearest whole position.


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