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Who can stop Spain?

At the San Marino Grand Prix, Spanish riders once again took victory in all three grand prix classes, another highlight in what is already the most successful year for Spain in the 62-year history of motorcycle grand prix racing.

Here are some facts and statistics:

* Spanish riders have won the last 14 races across all three classes. That is the longest sequence of successive solo GP wins by riders from a single nation in the history of grand prix racing. The previous record was nine successive wins by riders from Great Britain back in 1951. The last non-Spanish winner was Yuki Takahashi in the Moto2 race at the Catalan Grand Prix, on July 4.

* Riders from Spain have won 28 of the 34 grand prix races held so far in 2010.

* The 28 wins for Spain so far this year is already the highest number of wins that Spanish riders have taken in a single season. Only Great Britain has had more grand prix wins in one year, with 37 victories in 1967.

* Spanish riders are currently first and second in the MotoGP world championship standings, first and second in the Moto2 table and occupy the top three places in the 125cc class!

* Spanish riders have won the last eleven MotoGP races. That is the longest ever sequence of successive premier-class grand prix wins by Spanish riders and just one less than the record of twelve in a row, set by Italian riders, in the 2005/2006 seasons.

* Prior to this year, Spanish riders had only filled the top two places in a premier-class race twice; at the French GP in 2004 and Portugal in 2008. In the first twelve races of this year, Spanish riders (Lorenzo and Pedrosa) have already been one-two in the MotoGP class on seven occasions.

* Spanish riders have won the last 21 125cc races. The last non-Spanish winner in the 125cc class was Andrea Iannone at the Catalan Grand Prix last year. That is the longest sequence of successive 125cc GP wins by one nation in the history of grand prix racing.

* Six times already this year Spanish riders have won in all three GP classes. Prior to this year, Spain had only on three occasions won the 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP races on the same day.


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AndyP - Unregistered

September 16, 2010 1:14 PM

And to be fair - a fair proportion of the sponsorship money comes from Spain. Well done to them. Where would Bradley Smith and Danny Webb be without Spanish money. Who sponsored the British GP a few years ago? VisitSpain dot com.... Its embarrasing really that UK companies dont put some money up for british riders and before anyone spouts on about the economic crisis look how badly spain is doing economically at present.



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