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Lorenzo equals Rainey, Schwantz in Texas?

Jorge Lorenzo could match Kevin Schwantz's win record this weekend in Texas.
Jorge Lorenzo's victory in the season-opening Qatar MotoGP was his 24th in the premier-class, putting him equal with another Yamaha hero - triple world champion Wayne Rainey.

A further Lorenzo victory would put the young Spaniard alongside 1993 world champion Kevin Schwantz, Rainey's great rival, and joint seventh on the win list.

That could happen this Sunday, during MotoGP's inaugural race in Schwantz's home state of Texas...

Unfortunately the ongoing legal action between Schwantz and COTA means, should Lorenzo take victory, a special post-race celebration involving Schwantz is highly unlikely.

When Valentino Rossi matched the win record of Angel Nieto, at Le Mans in 2008, the '12+1' world champion memorably took over Rossi's bike for the slow down lap.

Meanwhile Lorenzo's next rostrum will make him just the eighth rider to reach the milestone of 100 podiums in motorcycle grand prix. Rossi, Lorenzo's team-mate, heads the record books for both all-time 500cc/MotoGP wins and podiums in all grand prix classes (178).

All time 500cc/MotoGP wins:
79 - Valentino Rossi (7 premier-class titles)
68 - Giacomo Agostini (8 premier-class titles)
54 - Mick Doohan (5 premier-class titles)
38 - Casey Stoner (2 premier-class titles)
37 - Mike Hailwood (4 premier-class titles)
31 - Eddie Lawson (4 premier-class titles)
25 - Kevin Schwantz (1 premier-class title)
= 24 - Wayne Rainey (3 premier-class titles)
= 24 - Jorge Lorenzo (2 premier-class titles)
= 22 - Geoff Duke (4 premier-class titles)
= 22 - Kenny Roberts (3 premier-class titles)
= 22 - John Surtees (4 premier-class titles)
= 22 - Dani Pedrosa (0 premier-class titles)



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rod99 - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 5:40 PM

Looking at JL at oin that. What an idea!! To generate some income. Lets get the current riders on old school 500's for one round per year, double points. Now that i'd pay to see!!



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