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Lorenzo above Doohan on podium percentage

Jorge Lorenzo moves above Mick Doohan for premier-class podium percentage, Dani Pedrosa on brink of top ten for all time grand prix wins.
2012 MotoGP title contenders Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa are both moving upwards in the all-time records.

Lorenzo's second place finish at the Czech Grand Prix was the 55th time he has stood on the podium in his 79 MotoGP starts.

That gives Lorenzo a podium-to-start ratio of 69.6%, moving him above five times champion Mick Doohan (69.3%).

In the modern-era of grand prix (since 1975) racing only Wayne Rainey has been a more consistent podium finisher than Lorenzo, with 77.1%.

Valentino Rossi has dropped to fifth with 66.7%, while Pedrosa is seventh (60.9%).

Pedrosa's Brno victory was his 41st in all classes and means he is now on the brink of joining Toni Mang and Max Biaggi for joint tenth in the all-time list of grand prix winners.

The list is headed by Giacomo Agostini (122 wins) with Rossi second on 105. Of the other current riders, Casey Stoner is eighth (44) and Lorenzo ninth (43).

All of Pedrosa's 41 wins have been taken on Honda machinery - the same number of Honda wins as the legendary Mike Hailwood. Jim Redman won 45 races for Honda, while Doohan tops the Honda list with 54.

Rossi took 33 wins for Honda between 2000 and the end of 2003.

Lorenzo holds a 13-point lead over Pedrosa heading into this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix at Misano, the first of six remaining rounds.




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King Kenny - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 11:37 AM

Rossi's time at Ducati has really damaged his statistics. That really was a bad choice for both parties: Rossi should have never left Yamaha and Ducati should have never hired Rossi. Well, they've learned their lesson the hard way. Things look brighter for both in 2013: Rossi on a great bike and Ducati with 4 factory bikes and a very solid rider line-up (I'm being generous and giving Spies the benefit of the doubt.)

King Kenny - Unregistered

September 13, 2012 1:28 PM

Of course it will improve, but 34 races out of the podium is going to damage his overal statistics no matter what. If not for his time at Ducati, Rossi's stats would be nearly untouchable.



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