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Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 250cc race at the Sachsenring

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 250cc race at the Sachsenring

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 250cc race at the Sachsenring

Aprilia riders have won twelve consecutive Grand Prix races in the 250cc class. Sebastian Porto was the last rider to win in the 250cc class not riding an Aprilia, when he took victory riding a Yamaha in Rio last year.

Porto now is the first Honda rider to start from pole in the 250cc class since Hiroshi Aoyama at the first race of the year in Japan. This is the second time in his GP career that Porto has started from pole, the other being in Portugal last year. Porto's third place finish in Germany last year was his first ever podium in GP racing in what was his 100th start in the 250cc class.

The last time that Honda riders took the top two places on the grid in a 250cc race was at the Malaysian GP in 2000 at Sepang, when Tohru Ukawa was on pole and Daijiro Kato qualified in second place.

Roberto Rolfo's second place on the grid is his best every qualifying result in Grand Prix racing in what will be his 80th GP start. Rolfo is the only rider in the 250cc class to have scored points in all of the first eight GP races of 2003.

Franco Battaini is the top Aprilia rider on the grid for the first time since he started from pole at the Italian GP last year.

For the first time since the opening race of the year in Japan, Manuel Poggiali has failed to qualify on the front row of the grid.

Tags:
250cc, 2003, Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

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