Great Year So Far For Spain’s GP Riders

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spanish-flagWith Spanish riders challenging at the top of all three championship tables it has been one of the most successful years ever for Spanish riders in Grand Prix racing, as
illustrated by the following statistics:

  • Spanish riders currently occupy two of the top four positions in the championship standings in both the MotoGP and 250cc class, and three of the top four positions in the 125cc championship.
  • Spanish riders have taken 15 victories so far in 2009, equalling the number of victories by Italian riders.
  • Following the French GP earlier in the year, for the first time in the 60-year history of Grand Prix racing, all three championship classes had Spanish riders topping the championship standings.
  • Spanish riders have started from pole 19 times from the 37 races held so far in 2009.
  • Spanish riders have taken a total of 55 podium finishes this year, which already equals the highest number of podiums achieved in a single season by Spanish riders.
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