The following table compares MotoGP rider results during the first ten rounds of 2012, with the results of those same riders in the opening ten rounds of last season.

The events have been held at the same circuits in both years, although MotoGP changed from 800cc to 1000cc this year, with the new CRT category also introduced.

Ranking is by present 2012 standings...

1. Jorge Lorenzo: +3 (wins) +2 (podiums) +1 (championship pos') +32 (points)
2. Dani Pedrosa: -1 (wins) +4 (podiums) +2 (champ' pos') +72 (points)*
3. Casey Stoner: -1 (wins) -2 (podiums) -2 (champ' pos') -20 (points)
4. Andrea Dovizioso: =0 (wins) =4 (podiums) -1 (champ' pos') -22 (points)
5. Cal Crutchlow: =0 (wins) =0 (podiums) +10 (champ' pos') +72 (points)*
6. Stefan Bradl: 2012 Rookie.
7. Nicky Hayden: =0 (wins) -1 (podiums) = (champ' pos') -10 (points)
8. Valentino Rossi: =0 (wins) =1 (podiums) -3 (champ' pos') -26 (points)
9. Alvaro Bautista: =0 (wins) =0 (podiums) +4 (champ' pos') +42 (points)*
10. Ben Spies: -1 (wins) -2 (podiums) -4 (champ' pos') -32 (points)
11. Hector Barbera: =0 (wins) =0 (podiums) = (champ' pos') +4 (points)*
12. Randy de Puniet: =0 (wins) =0 (podiums) +5 (champ' pos') +18 (points)
13. Aleix Espargaro: Not a MotoGP rider in 2011.
14. Michele Pirro: 2012 Rookie.
15. Mattia Pasini: 2012 Rookie.
16. James Ellison: Not a MotoGP rider in 2011.
17. Colin Edwards: =0 (wins) -1 (podiums) -9 (champ' pos') -56 (points)*
18. Karel Abraham: =0 (wins) =0 (podiums) -6 (champ' pos') -36 (points)*
19. Yonny Hernandez: 2012 Rookie.
20. Danilo Petrucci: 2012 Rookie.
21. Ivan Silva: 2012 Rookie.

Key:
+1 means one more than at this point in 2011, +2 means two more etc.
= means the same as at this point in 2011.
-1 means one less than at this point in 2011, -2 means two less etc.

* Missed races due to injury in 2011 or 2012.