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MotoGP: Halfway? This season is just getting started!

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Marc Marquez is the current championship leader. Photo: motogp.com

Four championship leaders, five different winners and ten podium finishers. Those are the incredible statistics that make up the 2017 MotoGP season as we head into the summer break.

It didn’t look like it would be possible to beat last years nine different winners, but surprisingly we are almost there. There are still nine GP’s to look forward to after we come back from summer, beginning with Brno in the Czech Republic. And the championship has never been tighter.

Marc Marquez sits at the top of the standings after his race win in Germany saw him shoot to the top. He’s only five points clear of second place man Maverick Viñales and six points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. The top four in the championship (completed by Valentino Rossi) have all taken turns with leading the championship.

Dani Pedrosa isn’t too far behind either, as he sits in fifth overall with 103 points and is one of the ten different podium finishers, along with the top four.

Other podium finishers include: Cal Crutchlow, Jorge Lorenzo, Johann Zarco, Jonas Folger and Danilo Petrucci, and have all contributed to some of the thrilling front-runner battles we have seen so far.

Viñales was the first championship leader of the season but was knocked off the top spot by teammate Rossi after the Americas GP. Dovizioso’s magnificent back-to-back wins in Mugello and Catalunya saw him take the lead until this weekend when Marquez shot to the top after a struggling start.

MotoGP will return on the 6 August in Brno – just enough time to prepare ourselves for some of the best racing we have seen from the series so far.

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