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The figures of the Doha GP – GP Inside


The 16th Honda winless race, the quickest 22-lap Grand Prix ever at Losail, the tightest top-15 in historical past: take one other take a look at the 2021 Doha Grand Prix, the look of statistics.

1,54,491. If he didn’t make it to a different podium, Francesco Bagnaia didn’t go away empty-handed. The Italian scored the factors for sixth place, and recorded a brand new quickest lap within the race: 1’54.491 throughout his seventh crossing over the road (common at 169.1 km / h), i.e. 133 thousandths higher than the 1’54.624 achieved by Maverick Viñales every week earlier.

four. Jerez 2020 (x2), Barcelona 2020, Losail 2021: and four wins for Fabio Quartararo. The Niçois consolidates his place as a French rider with the best variety of successes in MotoGP. That makes him 5 All classes, equaling Jean-François Baldé and Randy de Puniet. Subsequent on the record are Man Bertin and Mike di Meglio, victorious 6 occasions of their careers. On the high of the rating are Johann Zarco and his 16 triumphs.

four.666. By crossing the end 42 minutes, 23 seconds and 997 thousandths after the beginning lights went out, Fabio Quartararo gained four.666 seconds in comparison with the time of Maverick Viñales, winner every week earlier on the identical circuit (42 minutes, 28 seconds and 663 thousandths). It was the quickest 22-lap race ever on the Losail circuit, the earlier document being 42 minutes, 28 seconds and 452 thousandths – Jorge Lorenzo in 2016.

eight. Discreet eighth, Brad Binder obtained a traditionally excessive outcome for KTM. The Austrian producer has by no means completed within the high 10 at Losail since becoming a member of MotoGP in 2017 (finest outcome: Pol Espargaro 12th in 2019). The day earlier than, his teammate Miguel Oliveira additionally realized a efficiency of the identical variety by hoisting the KTM RC16 in Q2 for the primary time right here.

eight.928. Arrived 15th. Miguel Oliveira handed beneath the checkered flag simply eight.928 seconds after Fabio Quartararo. That is the tightest top-15 in MotoGP historical past. The earlier document of 15.093 seconds on the 2019 Qatar Grand Prix was shattered. The identical goes for the hole within the high 10 – in addition to reported by Thomas Morsellino, official MotoGP statistician -, closed by Aleix Espargaro 5.382 seconds behind the winner.

10. Fabio Quartararo gave Yamaha his 10th MotoGP victory on the Losail circuit, which has hosted Grands Prix since 2004. The Frenchman locations his identify alongside these of Valentino Rossi (2005, 2006, 2010, 2015), Jorge Lorenzo (2012, 2013, 2016) and Maverick Viñales (2017, 2021). No different model has accomplished higher right here.

16. Right here are actually 16 consecutive races with no Honda victory, the final success of which dates again to the 2019 Valencia Grand Prix. The counter has been growing each weekend since Marc Marquez’s damage. This had not occurred for the reason that 2008-2009 seasons, when the HRC went by way of a interval of 18 occasions with out profitable (Grand Prix de Catalunya 2008 – Grand Prix of the US 2009).

18. Writer of the pole then the holeshot, Jorge Martin spent 18 of the 22 laps of the race within the lead, earlier than surrendering towards Fabio Quartararo. No person anticipated the rookie at this degree, not even his teammate Johann Zarco who mentioned he was shocked of the rhythm he printed. The Spaniard is the driving force who has led probably the most laps this 12 months, though the statistics don’t but make sense after simply two races.

40. 20 + 20 = 40, and this complete of factors permits Johann Zarco to take the lead of the MotoGP championship. A primary in his profession, and a primary for a Frenchman since final October 18, when Fabio Quartararo handed over the helm of the 2020 classification to Joan Mir (Grand Prix d’Aragon).

Johann Zarco’s fiftieth trophy

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