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Interesting stats and facts ahead of the last 125cc race of the season

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the last 125cc race of the season

Interesting stats and facts ahead of the last 125cc race of the season

There have been eight different winners in the 125cc class this year (Pedrosa, Perugini, Barbera, Nieto, Jenkner, Cecchinello, Lorenzo, Ballerini). If another rider takes the victory in Valencia then it will equal the record of 1996 when there were nine different winners: Alzamora, Aoki, Goi, Manako, McCoy, Ottl, Perugini, Rossi, Tokudome.

Alex De Angelis starts from pole position for the fourth time in 2003. De Angelis, who is still looking for his first GP win, has been on the podium six times this year and a top three finish in Valencia will give him more podiums in 2003 than any other rider in the 125cc class.

Pablo Nieto has qualified on the front row for the first time since the Grand Prix of Catalunya when he was on pole.

Marco Simoncelli starts from the front row for the first time in his Grand Prix career. His previous best was sixth place at the Portuguese GP earlier this year. Hector Barbera celebrates his 17th today.

Andrea Dovizioso is the only Honda rider to qualify in the top nineteen places on the grid.

The first and second place riders from the last GP in Australia Andrea Ballerini and Masao Azuma have qualified in 32nd and 31st place respectively.

Alvaro Bautista's seventh place on the grid is his best ever qualifying result in GP racing, his previous highest being 16th on the grid at both Jerez and Phillip Island.

Tags:
125cc, 2003, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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