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Interesting statistics about British motorcycle Grand Prix

Max Verstappen set a record as the youngest racer to win an F1 race after winning the Spanish GP 2016. Also set a record for the youngest racer on the podium and the youngest racer to ever lead at least 1 lap.

This is the 6th consecutive year Silverstone has hosted the MotoGP race since 2010 after a period of 23 years of no organization. Here are some interesting statistics and figures related to this race:

The first MotoGP race held at Silverstone was in 1977. This is also the first time in the UK to host a MotoGP race. Prior to 1977, UK-branded races were held on the Isle of Man since 1949. Later UK races were no longer held on the Isle of Man for safety reasons.

The first race to win Silverstone in 1977 was Pat Hennen (Suzuki 500cc); Kork Ballington (Yamaha 250 and 350cc) and Pierluigi Conforti (Morbidelli 125cc).

The original length of Silverstone is 4.71km (from 1977 to 1986); the record of this period is Kenny Robert (Yamaha) set in 1983 with an average speed of 192.2km per h.

After 10 consecutive years held at Silverstone, the UK Race was transferred to Donington Park racetrack in 1987.

By 2010, the UK race was transferred to Silverstone, the length of this time Silverstone is 5.9 km. Silverstone is also the longest race in this year’s schedule.

The most winning Grand Pix in the UK is Valentino Rossi with 7 wins (125cc 1 time, 250cc 1 time, 500cc 2 times, MotoGP 3 times) but all these victories take place at the racetrack. Donington Park.

The drivers with the most wins in Siverstone are Kork Ballington and Angel Nieto with 6 victories for each.

Since the UK race returned to Silverstone, only 2 riders won more than once here, which is Jorge Lorenzo with 3 victories in 2010, 2012, 2013 in both MotoGP and Marc Marquez with 2 victories (125cc in 2010 and MotoGP 2014).

There are 12 British riders on the podium at Silverstone; but only two riders have ever won: Ian McConnachie (80cc in 1996) and Scott Redding (Moto2 in 2013).

Since MotoGP returned to Silverstone, the highest achievement of a British driver in MotoGP class is Cal Cruthlow’s 6th in 2012.

Yamaha won the last 3/5 races (all belonged to Jorge Lorenzo); The remaining 2 victories belong to Honda. The highest achievement of Ducati is only 2 times Nicky Hayden in fourth place in 2010 and 2011. As for Suzuki, it is 5th place of Alvarô Bautista in 2011.