Ahead of this weekend’s on track action at Donington Park, here’s a selection of key facts and figures to help you impress your mates down the pub.
1988 – Donington Park was the stage of the inaugural Championship round back in 1988. On the 3rd April of that year Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati) secured one win each at the UK race track.
53 – Ducati took 53 podium finishes in the 52 races held so far at Donington Park. Kawasaki are second-best with 38 podium finishes.
49 – In 52 races held at Donington, no less than 49 different riders had stepped onto the podium.
4 – There are five riders in the current field who won at least one WorldSBK race at Donington: Tom Sykes (9), Jonathan Rea (2), Marco Melandri (2), Michael Van der Mark (2), Ryuichi Kiyonari (1).
2011 – The last race without a Kawasaki rider on the Donington podium was back in 2011.