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MotoGP 2012: Who's improved

Who has stepped up and who has gone backwards after the first ten rounds of MotoGP 2012...
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.

+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.

Related Pictures

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Lorenzo leads, USA MotoGP 2012
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Crutchlow, German MotoGP race 2017
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Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Aleix Espargaro German MotoGP race 2017
Rabat, Abraham German MotoGP race 2017
Marquez, Pedrosa, Folger German MotoGP race 2017
Miller, Bautista German MotoGP race 2017
Marquez, Pedrosa German MotoGP race 2017
Marquez, Pedrosa, Lorenzo German MotoGP race 2017
Lorenzo, Iannone, German MotoGP 2017
Crutchlow, German MotoGP 2017
Vinales, Rossi, German MotoGP 2017
Vinales, Rossi, German MotoGP 2017
Rossi, Dovizioso, Vinales German MotoGP 2017
Rossi fans, German MotoGP 2017
Rossi, German MotoGP 2017
Rossi, German MotoGP 2017

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Oli - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 6:30 PM

Man people talk some rubbish on here @Buncey I personally happen to agree that Rossi is past his best and will never be the dominant force he once was. I don't see it as a terrible decline, more a natural development of time. All sportsman improve, peak and decline, and Rossi is just following that natural progression. It'll happen to Lorenzo too in time, and would happen to Stoner but for his decision to quit at such a young age. Time waits for no man etc. But to call a 9x world champion a "fraud" just makes you sound stupid. No matter whether you are a Rossi fan or not, no one can deny this man his place as a genuine legend of the sport. He is anything but a fraud. No what have you ever won? Oli

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