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#DutchWorldSBK Did You Know

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the iconic circuit of the TT Circuit Assen in The Netherlands, which has produced some stunning racing in the past. Remind yourself of some thrilling battles with our facts and stats, as well as the WorldSBK VideoPass.

50 – Assen is second only to Phillip Island for WorldSBK races run – 53 to 50.

26 – British riders have won more than a half of the races run in Assen: 26 out of 50.

19 – No less than 19 different riders have won a WorldSBK race at Assen. Two of them are World Champions past and present of the 2017 field: Rea and Sykes. Interestingly, former double World Champion Troy Corser is not among the aforementioned 19, despite having run 30 races here and finishing on the podium 7 times.

12 – Carl Fogarty recorded the record at Assen for most races won at the same venue: the Brit won 12 times out of 16.

8 – Carl Fogarty won 8 straight races here: each one from 1993 to 1996. Jonathan Rea is following in the path of his compatriot, having won the last 5 held here.

6 – Kawasaki can become the first manufacturer with 6 straight poles in Assen. At the moment they share their string of five with Ducati (1992-1996).

4 – Tom Sykes holds the record for Assen poles: 4. Troy Corser (1995, 1999, 2006) and Frankie Chili (1998, 2003, 2004) are his nearest rivals.

2 – Only two riders managed to record their maiden win in Assen: Chris Walker (2006) and Sylvain Guintoli (2012).

Jonathan Rea set for 200th WorldSBK race start

Reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea will make his 200th WorldSBK start on Sunday at Assen, a fitting venue as this is the track where he recorded most wins (9) and podiums (12).

Rea has managed to climb on the podium in 94 of his 198 races and, at his most recent scoring rate, he could be able to boast a 50% podium rate. Since he joined Kawasaki back in 2015, he climbed on the podium 52 times out of 58, with an astonishing 89% rate.

In WorldSBK history, there is only one rider with more than 200 races run and a podium appearance rate higher than Rea’s, Carl Fogarty: 109 podiums out of 219 starts (49,8%).

Here is a table with Rea’s achievements compared to the all-time records.

Wins 43 59 Carl Fogarty
Podium places 94 130 Troy Corser
Pole positions 10 43 Troy Corser
Front row 45 99 Troy Corser
Fastest race laps 30 59 Carl Fogarty
Points 2770,5 4021,5 Troy Corser
Sequence of wins 5 9 Colin Edwards
Sequence of poles 3 7 Ben Spies
Sequence of fastest race laps 2 5 Fogarty, Bayliss,
Crutchlow, Checa
Sequence of podiums 21 25 Colin Edwards
Sequence of front rows 6 17 Scott Russell
Sequence of races in the points 27 43 Sylvain Guintoli
Wins for the same manufacturer 28 for Kawasaki 55 for Ducati Carl Fogarty
Podiums for the same manufacturer 52 for Kawasaki 100 for Ducati Carl Fogarty
Poles for the same manufacturer 6 for Kawasaki 38 for Kawasaki Tom Sykes
Points for the same manufacturer 1579,5 for Honda 2501 for Ducati Carl Fogarty
Wins on the same track 9 at Assen 12 at Assen Carl Fogarty
Podiums on the same track 12 at Assen 16 at Misano Troy Corser
Poles on the same track 2 at Magny Cours, Buriram, Phillip Island 6 at Misano Troy Corser
Wins in one season 14 in 2015 17 in 1991 Doug Polen
Podiums in one season 23 in 2015 and 2016 25 in 2002 Colin Edwards
Poles in one season 2 in 4 seasons 11 in 2009 Ben Spies
Fastest race laps in one season 11 in 2015 14 in 1991 Doug Polen
Points in one season 548 in 2015 552 in 2002 Colin Edwards
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