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A selection of interesting facts and figures prior to the Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

A selection of interesting facts and figures prior to the Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

500

> Honda have won the 500 race at Sachsenring on two occasions, with Doohan in 1998 and Barros last year. The other went to Suzuki with Kenny Roberts in 1999.

> The first eleven riders on the grid are covered by less than one second.

> For the second time this year Yamaha have three riders on the front row of the grid, the other race where this occurred was the first race of the season in Japan.

> Yamaha have six riders on the first two rows of the grid for the first time since the Malaysian Grand Prix in 1991.

> Shinya Nakano is starting from the front row of the grid for the 7th time this year. Shinya Nakano has scored points in every race this year including six top six finishes.

> Valentino Rossi starts from 11th place on the grid for the second race in succession.

> Carlos Checa starts from the front row of the grid for the first time this year.

> Olivier Jacque starts from his best ever grid position in the 500 class.

> Loris Capirossi is the only rider in all three classes of MotoGP to have scored top ten finishes at each event in 2001.

250

> Tetsuya Harada´s pole position time is faster than Valentino Rossi´s best qualifying lap.

> Tetsuya Harada starts from pole for the fourth time in 2001 and for the third race in succession. Harada is the only rider currently in the 250 class who has won on a 250 at the Sachsenring circuit.

> Marco Melandri, who won on a 125 in Germany in 1999, starts from the front row for the 7th time this year.

> Sebastian Porto´s sixth position on the grid is his best qualifying result since he qualified fourth for the Argentinean Grand Prix in 1999.

125

> The first 15 riders on the grid are covered by less than one second.

> Max Sabbatani starts from pole for the first time in his MotoGP career. His previous best grid position was 6th place at the Malaysian Grand Prix last year.

> Youichi Ui, the winner from last year, has failed to qualify for the front row for the first time in 23 races.

> Simone Sanna starts from the front row for the first time in 2001.

> Lucio Cecchinello starts from the front row for the 8th time this year.

> Toni Elias has finished on the podium at the last three consecutive races.

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500cc, 2001

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