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Team-mate vs. Team-mate

Who were the most closely matched team-mates, who were poles apart and who brought the most success for their brand in MotoGP 2012...
The first person to beat in motorsport is your team-mate and the following list shows how many times the 2012 MotoGP line-up finished ahead of their pit colleague.

Only teams with two riders on the same MotoGP or CRT machinery were included and only qualifying/races that both riders participated in were counted.

If a rider failed to finish a race, his team-mate was credited as having done better in that event. If both failed to finish, they both received 0. The difference between the team-mates by the end of the year is shown in brackets.

So 'Races: Pedrosa 8 - Stoner 7 (1)' means Pedrosa finished higher than Stoner in eight of the races they both took part in, with Stoner higher than Pedrosa seven times. With a difference of just one, their performances were thus closely matched.

A list showing the top rider for each brand, at each race, is at the base of the page...

MotoGP 2012: Team-mate vs. Team-mate
MotoGP class
Repsol Honda:
Races: Pedrosa 8 - Stoner 7 (1)
Qualifying: Stoner 8 - Pedrosa 7 (1)

Ducati Team:
Races: Rossi 10 - Hayden 6 (4)
Qualifying: Hayden 11 - Rossi 6 (5)

Monster Yamaha Tech 3:
Races: Dovizioso 13 - Crutchlow 5 (8)
Qualifying: Crutchlow 14 - Dovizioso 3 (11)

Factory Yamaha:
Races: Lorenzo 15 - Spies 1 (14)
Qualifying: Lorenzo 14 - Spies 2 (12)

CRT class
Power Electronics Aspar:
Races: Espargaro 12 - de Puniet 6 (6)
Qualifying: de Puniet 10 - Espargaro 8 (2)

Avintia Blusens:
Races: Hernandez 8 - Silva 3 (5)
Qualifying: Hernandez 13 - Silva 0 (13)

MotoGP 2012: Top rider by brand at each race:
Manufacturer entries only.

Dani Pedrosa: 10 races
Casey Stoner: 7
Alvaro Bautista: 1

Jorge Lorenzo: 16 races
Andrea Dovizioso: 1
Katsuyuki Nakasuga: 1

Valentino Rossi: 11 races
Nicky Hayden: 6
Karel Abraham: 1

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rusjel - Unregistered

December 04, 2012 10:11 PM

Wow, quite a bit of Ben hate from the 'experts'. No one would argue he's had a shocking year, but put together the number of times Yamaha have come out and admitted something broke on the bike together with Ben's very solid first year on that bike. He's not done yet and if Ducati can crack the code he'll have a good bike next year.

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