Casey Stoner looks set to retire from MotoGP at the end of this season in fourth place on the all-time premier-class win list.
Official statistics show that the reigning double world champion and joint 2012 leader needs just one more victory, from the remaining eleven rounds, to tie grand prix legend Mike Hailwood's total of 37 premier-class wins.
Stoner has won three of the seven races so far this year.
But the top three riders - Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and fellow Australia Mick Doohan - will remain out of reach by the time the 27-year-old waves goodbye to grand prix racing at Valencia in November...
Riders with most wins in MotoGP/500cc:
79 wins - Valentino Rossi (7 premier-class titles)
68 - Giacomo Agostini (8 premier-class titles)
54 - Mick Doohan (5 premier-class titles)
37 - Mike Hailwood (4 premier-class titles)
36 - Casey Stoner (2 premier-class title)
31 - Eddie Lawson (4 premier-class titles)
25 - Kevin Schwantz (1 premier-class title)
24 - Wayne Rainey (3 premier-class titles)