Casey Stoner recorded 30 victories on the MotoGP arena, after the number one podium in Indianapolis, Sunday (08.28.11). Thus, the rider from Australia continues near record victory ever at the most prestigious class, and now he is ranked sixth.
Stoner opportunity to continue surging to the top is still very wide open. 2007 world champion only needs one more victory to equal the achievements of winning four premier class world title, Eddie Lawson, who throughout his career incised 31 victories in the 500cc class.
Seeing a very impressive performance in the 2011 season, it is not impossible Stoner will continue to increase the number of victories, including this weekend at Misano, San Marino. The proof, since the beginning of the season, he had seven podium finishes number one.
However, his journey to become the most successful rider in MotoGP (take the victory the most), is still very long. Repsol Honda rider needs 49 victories to match the achievements of the legends that are still actively racing, Valentino Rossi, who solidly in the top position.
In the event any title, Stoner is still far behind Rossi, who is now going through a difficult time with his new team, Ducati. If a new Stoner MotoGP trophy once embraced, then Rossi had to reach out as much as seven times, acquired during strengthen Honda and Yamaha.
However, Stoner had a significant opportunity to add a collection of MotoGP world title. He is currently leading the standings, and winning 44 points over his rival from the Yamaha team, who is also defending champion status, Jorge Lorenzo.
Throughout his career in motor racing, Stoner has recorded 37 victories in three classes have been followed. The amount is equal to what is achieved by two rival, Lorenzo, and his teammate, Dani Pedrosa.
- Rider with most victories in the class jumalah 500cc/MotoGP
79 wins - Valentino Rossi (7 500cc/MotoGP titles)
68 wins - Giacomo Agostini (8)
54 wins - Mick Doohan (5)
37 wins - Mike Hailwood (4)
31 wins - Eddie Lawson (4)
30 wins - Casey Stoner (1)
25 wins - Kevin Schwantz (1)
24 wins - Wayne Rainey (3)
22 wins - Geoff Duke (4), Kenny Roberts (3), 9 John Surtees (4)