I just pulled this little trivia gem off motogp's site. Thought it was worth bringing here.
98 – Jorge Lorenzo’s second place finish in Australia was the 98th time he had stood on the podium in Grand Prix racing, the same number of podium finishes six-times world champion Jim Redman had during his GP career. One more podium finish for Lorenzo will take him equal with Loris Capirossi in the all-time list of GP podium finishers
Is it a coincidence that Lorenzo's number is 99? Or is that by design? Does anyone know?