Last Sunday in Australia, Jorge Lorenzo stood on the top step of a motorcycle grand prix podium for the 50th time.

The 26-year-old reigning double world champion is only the seventh rider in the history of motorcycle grand prix racing to reach the half-century milestone.

The Spaniard is also the third youngest, after Valentino Rossi and Mike Hailwood.

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"It's unbelievable to have 50 grand prix victories at 26-years-old," said Lorenzo. "It seems like only yesterday when I won in Brazil in 2003 but it's been ten years. I'm very proud of it and hope to win some more in the future!"

Lorenzo's wins are divided: 29 in MotoGP, 17 in 250cc and 4 in 125cc.

Most Grand Prix wins - all classes:

1. Giacomo Agostini 122
2. Valentino Rossi 106
3. Angel Nieto 90
4. Mike Hailwood 76
5. Mick Doohan 54
6. Phil Read 52
7. Jorge Lorenzo 50
8. Dani Pedrosa 48
=9. Jim Redman 45
=9. Casey Stoner 45