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MotoGP hits 1000 crashes in a season for the first time

Crashes for the 2016 MotoGP season have totalled more than 1000 for the first time and there is a still one round to go at Valencia this weekend. The combined number of accidents over MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 currently sits at 1011, a rise of 35 over 2015’s total.

In the MotoGP class, Honda riders hold the top four spots with 80 crashes between them. Britain’s Cal Crutchlow and Australia’s Jack Miller having been pinged off their satellite Hondas 24 times each so far. Miller wins, however, as he has missed races this year.

Tito Rabat and newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez are next along with 16 each while Alvaro Bautista and Eugene Laverty managed 15 each.


The least-crashing regular riders are Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales with only four spills to their name while Andrea Dovizioso and Hector Barbera only had five each.

Moto3 had the biggest number of crashes with 388 (down on 2015) while Moto2 also reduced by six to 348. MotoGP has gone up by 60 so far at 275 - the blame will be laid squarely at Michelin and the weather’s respective doors.

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