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Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP of Portugal

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP of Portugal

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP of Portugal

The last rider to take back-to-back wins in the 125cc class was Arnaud Vincent at Donington and then Sachsenring last year. This makes a record 17 races in the 125cc class without a rider taking back-to-back victories.

Alex De Angelis starts from pole for the second successive race and for the third time this year. De Angelis' pole position time is the fastest ever lap of Estoril by a 125cc machine. De Angelis has failed to score a point at the Portuguese GP having crashed out at Estoril for the last three years.

Championship leader Dani Pedrosa finished in tenth place last year at Estoril after crashing and then re-joining the race.

Jorge Lorenzo's third place on the grid equals his best ever grid position, which he achieved at the French GP earlier in the year.

Stefano Perugini has failed to finish in each of his previous two visits to Estoril, crashing out of the race last year and retiring with mechanical problems in 2001. Marco Simoncelli starts from his best ever grid position, his previously best being tenth place on the grid at Jerez earlier this year.

Gino Borsoi starts from his best grid position since he qualified in fifth place at the British GP last year. Mirko Giansanti is the only rider in the 125cc class to have scored points at all ten Grand Prix races this year.

Tags:
125cc, 2003, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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