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Interesting facts and figures ahead of the 250cc title decider at Valencia

Interesting facts and figures ahead of the 250cc title decider at Valencia

Interesting facts and figures ahead of the 250cc title decider at Valencia

If Manuel Poggiali wins the World title, at the age of 20 years and 261 days, he will become the third youngest ever 250cc World Champion behind Marco Melandri and Valentino Rossi. Poggiali would also be the first rider to win the 250cc title in his debut Grand Prix season in the class since Tetsuya Harada in 1993.

If Roberto Rolfo takes the title he will become the first rider since Kel Carruthers in 1969 to secure the crown at the final race of the year having never previously led the Championship classification. If Rolfo crosses the line in the top fifteen he will have finished in the points at all sixteen 250cc GP races in one season, which equals the record set by Daijiro Kato in 2000.

Randy De Puniet starts from pole for the fifth time in 2003.

Toni Elias is a member of the front row quartet for the seventh successive race.

Alex Debon starts from his best grid position since the opening race of the year in Japan when he qualified in third.

Jaroslav Hules, who set fastest at the last GP in Australia, will be making his 100th Grand Prix start.

If any Aprilia rider wins the 250cc race it will be the 14th win of the year for Aprilia, equalling their own record for most wins in a season by a manufacturer which was set last year.

Tags:
250cc, 2003, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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