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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

> Andrea Dovizioso starts from pole for the fourth time this year and for the first time in his career at back-to-back races.

> Dovizioso is the first rider to finish in the top four in the first eight races of the year in the 125cc class since 1987 when Fausto Gresini won the first ten races of the year.

> The top ten riders on the grid have improved on the record pole time set last year by Stefano Perugini.

> Hector Barbera, who has now finished in the points at the last eighteen consecutive races, scored his debut victory at Donington last year.

> Mika Kallio starts from the front row for the first time since Phillip Island ‘03.

> Simone Corsi's fourth place on the grid equals his qualifying performance, set at the same circuit last year.

> This is the first time this year that Honda have had two riders on the front row.

> Youichi Ui starts from his best grid position since he qualified second at Le Mans last year. Donington is the only circuit where Ui has won more than once.

> Following his victory in Germany, if Roberto Locatelli wins the British Grand Prix he will end a record sequence of thirty-one races without a rider in the 125cc class winning back to back races, since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, CINZANO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, WUP

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