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A small but significant stat…

During the four years of the 800cc MotoGP era, no rider has yet taken race wins for two different manufacturers.

That will surely change during this year's final season of the engine size, with the two most prolific 800cc winners - Casey Stoner (23 wins for Ducati) and Valentino Rossi (21 wins for Yamaha) - changing to Honda and Ducati respectively.

The other 800cc winners - Jorge Lorenzo (14 wins for Yamaha), Dani Pedrosa (10 wins for Honda) Andrea Dovizioso (1 win for Honda) and Loris Capirossi (1 win for Ducati) - will all ride for the manufacturer with which they previously tasted victory.

The only other 800cc race winner, Chris Vermeulen (1 win for Suzuki), now competes in World Superbikes.

During the five years of the 990cc MotoGP era, from 2002-2006, two riders won races for more than one manufacturer: Rossi (20 for Honda, then 25 for Yamaha) and Max Biaggi (2 for Yamaha, then 3 for Honda).

MotoGP engine size will change to 1000cc from 2012.



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Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Rossi, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Rossi, Redding, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
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Dovizioso, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016

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Southerner

March 16, 2011 6:30 PM

@ newly unregisterd Southerner. Look,I'm simply referring to the stats in terms of Crash's headline. Honda equals huge loser in 800, 4 years on the trot,sometimes a canter. Stoner's arrival has whipped the stable into 'put up or shut up mode', to the extent that Dani is yet to pick a chassis. Honda since 2007 was the 'losing bike'.Stoner has turned it around within 3 tests. No Burgess or Rossi required. So yeah,Stoner takes a loser in 2007 and wins with it. He takes a loser for 2011 and time will tell. Had ole'Flo not scotched his M1 opportunity a year back,who knows? Post mortems available Monday.

hoppy

March 16, 2011 6:06 PM

I will be gobsmacked if Casey fails to win at least half a dozen races this year for Honda.Although i hope to see Val up at the pointy end on the Ducati as well,i feel it will be just that too big an ask to do the same.BUT...................................



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