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> Andrea Dovizioso starts from pole position for the second successive year at the French GP. His pole at Le Mans last year was the first of his Grand Prix career.

> Dovizioso's pole position qualifying time is the fastest ever lap of the Le Mans circuit by a 125cc machine.

> The top eleven riders on the grid have gone faster than the previous pole position record.

> Jorge Lorenzo starts from the front row for the first time since he was on pole at the Malaysian GP last year.

> Hector Barbera has scored points in the last twelve successive races since the Dutch TT of last year, which has included six podium finishes and two victories.

> Mirko Giansanti finished in second place at Le Mans in both 2000 and 2001.

> Youichi Ui is the only rider currently competing in the 125cc class to have won at Le Mans, having taken victory in 2000 riding a Derbi, after qualifying on pole position.

> The last four 125cc GP races at Le Mans have been won by four different manufacturers; 2000 – Derbi, 2001 – Gilera, 2002 – Aprilia and 2003 – Honda.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, GRAND PRIX POLINI DE FRANCE

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