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Melandri and Aprilia close to new records

Melandri and Aprilia close to new records

Melandri and Aprilia close to new records

The Gran Premio Marlboro de la Communitat Valenciana could allow Marco Melandri and Aprilia to set new records in the quarter litre class. Melandri has already scored eight wins so far this year. If he wins in Valencia, he could equal fellow Italian riders Valentino Rossi and Max Biaggi, who took nine wins, in 99 and 96 respectively. The greatest number of wins in one season record was set last year by Daijiro Kato ; with eleven wins, the Japanese beat Mike Hailwood and Anton Mang 10 wins record.

Aprilia could get a new absolute record of wins in one season : the Italian constructor has already equalled the record set in 1998 with thirteen wins, like Honda in 1991. This year, Yamaha's Miyazaki and Porto were the only riders who managed to prevent Aprilia to win all the fifteen races held so far this year.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Marco Melandri

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