The WSB title may have been decided, but there’s still much to play for in WSB over the last two rounds, starting with Jerez this weekend – who will finish second? Will Jonny Rea win not only the title but the most races of the season? And so on and so forth…
So here’s a bit of historical information from you direct out of the WSB press office – enjoy!
160 – Last year’s pole by Tom Sykes (1’39.190) is the only one in Jerez’ history at an average speed of more than 160 kph.
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10 – British riders have won the last 10 races run on Spanish soil – the sequence started in Aragon two years ago. The wins are split as follows: Davies 7, Rea 2, Sykes 1. The last non-British winner in Spain is Marco Melandri, with a double here in Jerez in 2014.
6 – Only one rider has won here without starting from the top-5 spots on the grid: Chaz Davies. He achieved this with each of his three wins around Jerez.
5 – Exactly half of the wins here came from pole: 5 out of 10. The trend has reversed recently, with only one win coming from pole in the last 6 races – Tom Sykes in 2015, Race 1.
4 – The best string of wins at this track belongs to Aprilia – 4 in 2013 and 2014. Ducati is in the position to equal that, as they have won the last three Jerez races.
4 – The last four wins here were taken by British riders; Tom Sykes in Race 1, 2015 and Chaz Davies in Race 2, 2015, and a double last year.
4 – Four times out of five, the winner has scored the double at Jerez: 1990 (Roche), 2013 (Laverty), 2014 (Melandri) and 2016 (Davies).
3 – Kawasaki have recorded the last three pole positions at Jerez. Baz started first in 2014, while Sykes and Rea locked the first two places in the last two editions.
1 – Only one Spaniard has won on Spanish soil: Ruben Xaus, in the first 2007 Valencia race.