Alvaro Bautista is three steps behind Troy Bayliss

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Before the summer break the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend will be busy at Autodrom Most with the Czech Republic Round: this is the third time in as many seasons. Once again some really important statistics await us.

Last year right in Most Ducati celebrated its podium number 1000 in WorldSBK. A year later it could touch 1050 since it stands at 1049.

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) will be on his 400th appearance in Superpole Race on Sunday. He will be the first rider to cross this milestone while behind him with 377 races under his belt is Troy Corser.

At the moment Spain boasts 195 podium finishes: at the next he will equal Japan, joining it in fifth place in this special ranking. The record with 864 podiums belongs to Great Britain.

Last year in Superpole Race Yamaha took its 100th victory.

Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) is only one victory away from reaching 50 wins: the Spaniard would be the fourth rider to cross this milestone. At the moment, the all-time standings see Rea in the lead with 118, followed by Fogarty with 59, Bayliss with 52 and Bautista with 49, who therefore with a hat trick would join Bayliss in third place.

This year Bautista and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK) have already shared 18 out of 21 podiums; by the next podium finish they will have shared 50 podiums overall.

In 2021 Most became the 50th track to be part of the WorldSBK calendar.

Kawasaki has yet to stand on the top step of the podium in Most: so far the Japanese manufacturer has won on 32 tracks. The record belongs to Ducati, which has partied on 47 tracks in WorldSBK history. So far Jonathan Rea has won on 21 different tracks, an all-time record, but Most is not among them.

Yamaha is on its best podium streak, 21, and with three podiums at Most would take seventh place on the all-time list. The record belongs to Ducati, with 67 consecutive podiums between Sugo 2002 and Lusail 2005.

After his victory in Race 1 at Imola, Bautista on Sunday in Romagna was going after a new all-time record…namely those of 18 wins in the season but ended up crashing in the early stages of Race 2. He will try to sign this new record in Most.

Yamaha at Most boasts seven podiums compared to Ducati’s six. Only one of the seven podiums does not bear the signature of Toprak Razgatlioglu: the third place taken by Andrea Locatelli in Race 1 in 2021.

Toprak Razgatlioglu is the only one to have consistently finished on the podium in all six races so far at Most.

Thanks to Razgatlioglu, Yamaha is the manufacturer with the most victories at Most, with four wins against the two achieved by Ducati along with Redding and Bautista.

Two editions, one poleman: Jonathan Rea.

One podium for BMW at this track, the one last year achieved in Race 1 by Scott Redding (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team).

The closest finish at Most was in 2021 in Race 1, when Razgatlioglu got the better of Redding by just 40 thousandths.

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