Le Mans MotoGP in statistics: Marquez equals Rossi, Lorenzo

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Marquez equals Rossi

Marquez equals Rossi Gold and Goose / LAT Images

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Marquez secured his 83rd career pole during Saturday's qualifying session. It was also his 55th pole in the premier class, putting him level with Rossi but still behind all-time leader Mick Doohan (58).

Pedrosa's Le Mans record

Pedrosa's Le Mans record Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Marquez now has four poles at Le Mans - as many as his former Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Lorenzo's victory tally

Lorenzo's victory tally Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

After successfully converting pole to victory on Sunday, Marquez has now scored as many MotoGP wins as his 2019 teammate Jorge Lorenzo (47). The Spaniard, however, has still a long way to catch the likes of Doohan (54), Giacomo Agostini (68) and Rossi (89).

Honda's 300th

Honda's 300th Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

As evident from the post-race celebration t-shirts, Marquez's Le Mans victory marked the 300th for Honda in the premier class.

Dovi's early season success

Dovi's early season success Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Although Andrea Dovizioso seems less of a championship challenger to Marquez than in the last two years, 2019 marks his best ever start to a season, with 87 points scored in the first five races.

Marquez

Marquez Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Marquez has scored 95 points so far in 2019, the same as he did by this stage last season. He fared better in 2014, when he won the first five races on a trot.

Petrucci's return to the fore

Petrucci's return to the fore Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

During the French GP weekend, Danilo Petrucci secured his first front-row start since last year's German GP and first podium finish since the same round last year.

Double podium

Double podium Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Petrucci's third-place result also helped Ducati score its first double podium since the 2018 Austrian GP.

KTM shines

KTM shines Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Pol Espgargaro finished just 5.9s behind Marquez in sixth, securing KTM's best ever MotoGP finish since the Spaniard finished on the podium at last year's Valencia finale.

Fastest lap

Fastest lap Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Fabio Quartararo set the fastest lap of the race for the second grand prix in a row.

Zarco's improved showing

Zarco's improved showing Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Johann Zarco securing his best qualifying result as a KTM rider on Saturday (14th), before finishing 13th the next day.

Progress for Lorenzo

Progress for Lorenzo Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Jorge Lorenzo qualified in the top three rows for the first time since joining Honda and also secured his best race result for the Japanese manufacturer in 11th.

Quartararo's qualifying struggles

Quartararo's qualifying struggles Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

On the other hand, Quartararo qualified outside the top three rows for the first time in 2019.

Weekend to forget for Crutchlow

Weekend to forget for Crutchlow Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Cal Crutchlow qualified a lowly 15th at Le Mans, his worst starting position since the 2017 Valencia Grand Prix.

Similar poor fortunes for Rins

Similar poor fortunes for Rins Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Austin winner Alex Rins qualified a lowly 19th for the race, his worst Saturday result since Aragon in 2017. He fared little better in the race, moving up to 10th by the time the chequered flag was dropped. Still, he hadn't finished 10th or lower since Brno last year.

DNF for Nakagami

DNF for Nakagami Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Taakaki Nakagami retired from the French GP, ending a series of 13 consecutive race finishes dating back to last year's Brno round.

Points finishers

Points finishers Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Dovizioso, Rins, Rossi, Petrucci, Espargaro and Zarco are now the only riders to have scored points in every race so far this year.

Disaster in 200th start

Disaster in 200th start Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Gold and Goose / LAT Images

Karel Abraham was due to start his 200th grand prix at Le Mans, only to crash out on the formation lap and later be shown a red flag.