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Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP in Rio

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP in Rio

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc GP in Rio

The last rider to take back-to-back wins in the 125cc class was Arnaud Vincent at Donington and then Sachsenring last year; a record 18 races in the 125cc class without a rider taking back-to-back victories.

Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the second time in 2003, the other being at the Dutch TT. Pedrosa has not made the finish in either of his previous two visits to Rio, having crashed on both occasions. His only non-finish of last year was at the Rio circuit.

Alex De Angelis has qualified on the front row for the ninth time this year, more than any other rider in the 125cc class. Gabor Talmacsi starts from the front row for the first time since the Rio GP last year where he finished in fourth place in the race, his best ever GP result.

Jorge Lorenzo scored his best result of 2002 in Brazil, finishing in seventh spot. Stefano Perugini's sixth place finish in Rio last year was his best result of 2002.

Since scoring his first ever GP victory at the Dutch TT, Steven Jenkner has failed to score any points at the four subsequent races.

Mirko Giansanti is the only rider in the 125cc class to have scored points at all eleven Grand Prix races this year.

Masao Azuma who starts from 17th place on the grid, has not finished on the podium since winning in Brazil last year after qualifying in 18th place.

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125cc, 2003

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