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Lorenzo moves up podium list

Jorge Lorenzo poised to move from fourth to third on podium percent list, at the expense of Valentino Rossi.
2012 MotoGP Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo has taken just 73 premier-class starts to reach the milestone of 50 podiums, giving him a podium rate of 68.5%.

That places him fourth in the following list of riders with the best podium rate in the 'modern-era' of 500cc/MotoGP racing (from 1975).

Third in the list is Valentino Rossi, whose two podiums since joining Ducati at the start of 2011 means he has slipped back behind Mick Doohan on a list led by Wayne Rainey.

If Lorenzo finishes on the podium in Saturday's Dutch TT - and Rossi fails to score a top-three result - then Lorenzo will also move above Rossi in the list, with a podium rate of 68.9% to the Italian's 68.3%.

Lorenzo's record is even more impressive given that all of his premier-class career has been spent competing against Rossi, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa - who also appear in the top 10 list.

Premier-class podium rate (modern-era)

1. Wayne Rainey 83/64/77.1%
2. Mick Doohan 137/95/69.3%
3. Valentino Rossi 204/140/68.6%
4. Jorge Lorenzo 73/50/68.5%
5. Kenny Roberts (Snr) 58/39/67.2%
6. Eddie Lawson 127/78/61.4%
7. Casey Stoner 106/64/60.4%
8. Dani Pedrosa 104/61/58.6%
9. Wayne Gardner 102/52/51.0%
10. Freddie Spencer 62/31/50.0%
10. Pat Hennen 24/12/50.0%

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June 27, 2012 10:42 AM

And after this season Jorge will have 2 world titles, same as Stoner, but will be higher on the list than Stoner. And on the same tyres this year, what does that tell all you Stoner fans. Oh, almost forgot, he's the best out of the 800 era, he's fast, he slides etc. Yawn. . . it tells me jlo has had a great bike his whole motogp career. since stoner got on the honda he has missed 1 podium from his own problems ( jerez 11 was a knock out ). so reasonably had he been ob the honda his whole motogp career its safe to say his stat would be outragiously high. many like to forget the 4 years on the problematic ducati , with 2 of those years on an experimental stressed member carbon frame.

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