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Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc Pacific Grand Prix

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc Pacific Grand Prix

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the 125cc Pacific Grand Prix

There are three Spanish riders on the front row of the grid for a 125cc Grand Prix for the first time in more than 20 years.

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 19 races in the 125cc class without a rider taking consecutive victories.

Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the second successive race and for the third time in 2003. Pedrosa's victory at the Czech GP in the middle of August is his only podium finish in the last six races. Pedrosa's pole position time is the fastest ever lap of the Motegi circuit by a 125cc machine.

Stefano Perugini, who has never finished in the points at Motegi, starts from his best grid position since taking pole at the German GP.

Jorge Lorenzo's victory in Rio made him the second youngest GP winner of all time, only Marco Melandri has won at a younger age. If Lorenzo wins this weekend then he will become the youngest ever rider to take back-to-back GP trophies, taking the record from Marco Melandri who won in Germany and then the Czech Rep in 1999.

Hector Barbera starts from the front row for only the third time in his GP career. Alex De Angelis has crashed out of the 125cc GP for the last two years at Motegi. Mirko Giansanti is the only rider in the 125cc class to have scored points at all twelve Grand Prix races this year.

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125cc, 2003

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