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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

If any of the Aprilia riders win the 250cc race it will be the 100th GP victory for Aprilia in the 250cc class. > Sebastian Porto starts from pole position for the third consecutive race and for the fifth time in 2004.

> Porto, who started on pole last year in Germany, also scored his first ever podium in Grand Prix racing at the Sachsenring in 2002, in what was his 100th start in the 250cc class.

> Porto's pole position time is the fastest ever lap of the Sachsenring circuit by a 250cc machine.

> The top seven riders on the grid have lapped faster than the record pole time set last year by Porto, and the top fourteen riders on the grid have lapped faster than the lap record set last year by Fonsi Nieto.

> Alex De Angelis, who has finished on the podium for the past two years in Germany in the 125cc class, starts from his best ever grid position in the 250cc class.

> Roberto Rolfo scored his first ever GP win in Germany last year.

> Rolfo starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since the Rio Grand Prix of last year.

> Randy De Puniet and Sebastian Porto have both qualified on the front row of the grid at each of the first eight 250cc Grand Prix races of the year.

> Dani Pedrosa has finished either first or second in six of his first seven races in the 250cc class.

> Fonsi Nieto set a new lap record last year on his way to a second place finish in Germany.

> Naoki Matsudo's ninth place on the grid is his best qualifying result so far in 2004.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, VELTINS MOTORRAD GP DEUTSCHLAND, WUP

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