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Moto2 stats heading to Valencia

Eight different riders have won Moto2 races during 2010, compared with four in MotoGP and just three in 125cc...
The first year of the new Moto2 World Championship, which replaced 250cc, comes to an end at Valencia this weekend.

The new 600cc four-stroke class has enjoyed huge grids and unpredictable racing, making it a favourite with fans and riders alike.

Below are some facts and figures about the competiveness of the new class, heading into the last round:

* Eight different riders have won Moto2 races during 2010; Shoya Tomizawa, Toni Elias, Andrea Iannone, Jules Cluzel, Yuki Takahashi, Roberto Rolfo, Alex de Angelis and Stefan Bradl.

* That compares with four different race winners in MotoGP this year and just three in 125cc.

* During the first year of Moto2, 17 different riders have appeared on the podium

* Eight different riders have qualified on pole position in the Moto2 class.

* The first 14 riders across the line in the Moto2 race at the Czech GP were all former Grand Prix winners.

* 69 riders from 21 different countries have taken part in Moto2 races during 2010.

* 21 riders have qualified on the front row of the grid in Moto2.

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November 04, 2010 12:35 PM

I would say from a race fan stand point I would say that moto2 was a resounding success. The racing has always been close and fun to watch this year. I do sometimes the miss the sound of the old 250s but I think Moto2 was a worthy successor. It still remains to be seen how well moto2 does as the feeder to motogp but I look forward to next year. My only concern is knowing who is who on all those bikes as I get older remembering 40 new names is next to impossible.

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November 04, 2010 12:56 PM

Likewise, what great racing we have seen. As a feeder to MOTOGP, MOTO2 bikes lack power, that Honda lump is only 120 BHP ...ish A standard 1000cc engine, currently around 170 or 180 BHP, in prototype chassis could be cheap and be a far better step then 120 to 220. All MOTOGP needs is the end to all the rubbish PlayStation electronics, real men with 220 BHP actually connected to a throttle cable.

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