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Interesting stats and facts prior to the 125cc face-off in Australia

Interesting stats and facts prior to the 125cc face-off in Australia

Interesting stats and facts prior to the 125cc face-off in Australia

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 21 races in the 125cc class without a rider taking back-to-back victories. Four different Spanish riders have won the last four races in the 125cc class (Nieto, Lorenzo, Barbera, Pedrosa).

Stefano Perugini starts from pole for the third time in 2003. Perugini has not been on the podium since he finished second at the Czech GP. His pole time is the fastest ever lap of the Phillip Island circuit by a 125cc machine. The top fifteen riders on the grid have lapped within one second of pole position time. An Aprilia rider has never won the 125cc GP at Phillip Island.

Alex De Angelis starts from the front row for the tenth time in 2003.

Mika Kallio starts from the front row for the second successive race having also scored his first ever podium at the last race in Malaysia.

Casey Stoner celebrated his 18th birthday the day before qualifying started at the Australian Grand Prix. Stoner has only finished three races from the past six, but has crossed the line second on each occasion.

Andrea Dovizioso, who has qualified in eighth place, is the only Honda rider within the top ten places on the grid.

Mirko Giansanti is the only rider in the 125cc class to have scored points at all fourteen Grand Prix races this year. Giansanti starts from his best grid position since he qualified on the front row at the opening race of the year in Japan.

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125cc, 2003, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix

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