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-mateMotoGP classRepsol 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 classPower 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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