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A historic, record-breaking Jerez promises to provide yet more thrills, spills, achievements and more from the final day of action! Get ahead of the game and get in the know with the Sunday Stats Pack: your go-to destination for everything you need to know ahead of main race day in the south of Spain.
- 12th career win for Bautista on Saturday, out of 14 since the start of the season. That is a new record in WorldSBK history, beating the previous of 11 wins in the first 14 recorded by Troy Bayliss in 2002 and Neil Hodgson in 2003. In the current field, the previous best value was 10 wins out of 14 by Jonathan Rea in 2015.
- With his 14th career podium (in 14 races), Bautista reached Davide Giugliano at the 40th all-time spot. Giugliano started 123 WorldSBK races in his career.
- Jonathan Rea's Race 1 sanction means the end of a 24-race run of podium results that started in Laguna Seca last year. With a podium finish in Race 1, Rea would have tied Colin Edwards' all-time WorldSBK record of 25 on the trot.
- On Sunday, Kawasaki will have the first chance to reach 400 podium placements in WorldSBK history, as they now count 396. Ducati leads at 907 total podium placements.
- In Race 1 Haslam continued his streak of races in the points: 14 consecutively, currently joint-second only to Jonathan Rea (25).
- On Sunday’s Superpole Race, Davies will start his 140th race for Ducati, equalling the starts for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer of Jakub Smrz, at the 7th all-time spot in Ducati’s history. The rider with most Ducati starts is Lucio Pedercini at 176.
- In Race 1 Melandri ended his record of having always finished first or second in his four races completed at Jerez, but nevertheless a third place is his best 2019 result so far, tied with his 3rd at the opening race in Phillip Island.
- 24th career podium in Race 1 for Van der Mark: he reached at the 30th all-time spot double World Champion Fred Merkel (1988-1989: the first two seasons of WorldSBK).
- Sandro Cortese was back in the points: this year he hasn’t scored only in the Imola weekend.
- Sykes confirmed his high level of performances at Jerez, finishing sixth: despite being his worst result here, he has always finished in the top-6 at Jerez and this is his best race result since two fifths in Aragon earlier this year.