Having won all three races so far this season, Yamaha is now on the brink of equaling Honda as the most successful manufacturer of the four-stroke MotoGP era, in terms of wins.

Jorge Lorenzo's victory last time out at Le Mans was the 54th for Yamaha since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002. Heading into this weekend's Italian Grand Prix, Honda has 55 victories during the same period.

The year-by-year wins for each factory MotoGP manufacturer are shown below, and illustrate how the balance of power has changed...

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2010 race wins: Yamaha 3, Honda 0, Ducati 0, Suzuki 0 2009 race wins: Yamaha 10, Ducati 4, Honda 3, Suzuki 0, Kawasaki 0 2008 race wins: Yamaha 10, Ducati 6, Honda 2, Suzuki 0, Kawasaki 0 2007 race wins: Ducati 11, Yamaha 4, Honda 2, Suzuki 1, Kawasaki 0 2006 race wins: Honda 8, Yamaha 5, Ducati 4, Suzuki 0, Kawasaki 0 2005 race wins: Yamaha 11, Honda 4, Ducati 2, Kawasaki 0, Suzuki 0 2004 race wins: Yamaha 9, Honda 7, Ducati 0, Kawasaki 0, Suzuki 0, Aprilia 0 2003 race wins: Honda 15, Ducati 1, Yamaha 0, Aprilia 0, Suzuki 0, Kawasaki 0 2002 race wins: Honda 14, Yamaha 2, Suzuki 0, Aprilia 0, Kawasaki 0

Total race wins since start of 2002:
Honda: 55
Yamaha: 54
Ducati: 28
Suzuki: 1
Kawasaki: 0
Aprilia: 0