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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

> Randy De Puniet starts from pole position for the second successive year in Catalunya. His victory last year at this circuit was his first ever Grand Prix win.

> De Puniet's pole position qualifying time is the fastest ever lap of the Catalunya circuit by a 250cc machine, 0.825 seconds faster than his own record from last year.

> Dani Pedrosa has finished on the podium in the 125cc class for the last two years in Catalunya, including taking the race victory last year.

> Sebastian Porto's victory last week in Italy was his first ever dry weather Grand Prix win in what was his 127th Grand Prix start in the 250cc class.

> Three riders, Pedrosa, De Puniet and Porto have all qualified on the front row of the grid at each of the first five 250cc Grand Prix races of the year.

> Alex De Angelis has qualified on the front row for the first time in a 250cc GP, in what is only his 5th start in the class.

> Manuel Poggiali will be starting from ninth place on the grid, which is his worst qualifying result since his debut ride in the 250cc class at Suzuka last year, when he started from 23rd place on the grid and then went on to win the race.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA, WUP

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