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The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship marked its 800th race in spectacular style on Saturday, and tomorrow is likely to produce more thrilling action. Here are all the key statistics and trivia to set you up for Sunday, where you can find out which records were broken by WorldSBK’s newest winner, which British milestone could be achieved on Sunday, and much more!
- On Saturday, Toprak Razgatlioglu became the 76th winner in the 800 race history of WorldSBK, the first for Turkey, and the 17th winning country.
- Razgatlioglu won his maiden race in style, setting a new record for the lowest grid position for a maiden win, as he won from 16th on the grid. The previous lowest spot for a first win was 14th, set by Fabrizio Pirovano in Le Mans, 1988.
- Jonathan Rea became the first rider to achieve 26 podium finishes in a single season, breaking the previous record of Colin Edwards, 25, set in 2002
- Tom Sykes’ podium in Race 1 was the 699th in WorldSBK history for Great Britain, which can be the first country with 700 this Sunday
- For the first time since Race 1 in 2015, no Ducati riders finished on the Magny Cours podium.
- Alvaro Bautista will start his 30th WorldSBK race on Sunday morning. So far, he has won more than half of them (15), recorded 20 podiums and led for 1050 kilometres during his maiden season.
- On Sunday, Michael Van der Mark will start his 130th WorldSBK race. In Race 1, he led for the 13th time in his career, crashed and remounted to finish 13th
- In Race 1, Loris Baz came two laps short of his 15th career podium. His last one to date was scored on November 2nd 2014 in Losail, Race 1.
- A sensational comeback for Leon Camier who, after an injury and absence of more than four months, recorded the best result for Honda this season (7th in Race 1).
- In Superpole, Ryuichi Kiyonari recorded the best result for Honda since Leon Camier was 7th on the grid in Laguna Seca last year.
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