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Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

> Jorge Lorenzo starts from pole for the first time this year and for the second time in his GP career, his other pole being at the Malaysian GP last year.

> Hector Barbara starts from second place on the grid, his best ever qualifying result. His previous best was third at both the French GP this year and the German GP in 2003.

> Casey Stoner set a new lap record in Catalunya last year before crashing after nearly colliding with Dovizioso.

> Pablo Nieto finished in 17th place last year after qualifying on pole position, crashing just two laps from the end and then re-joining the race.

> Lukas Pesek starts from his best ever grid position in fifth place, his previous best being thirteenth place on the grid last week at Mugello.

> Championship leader Andrea Dovizioso, who is starting from his lowest grid position of the year, has not previously managed to finish a GP race in Catalunya.

> If Roberto Locatelli takes the win he will be the first rider since Arnaud Vincent in 2002 to take back-to-back victories in the 125cc class.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA, WUP

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