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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 race it will be the 100th GP victory for the Italian factory in the class.

> Alex De Angelis starts from pole position for the first time in a 250cc GP in what is only his ninth start in the class.

> Sebastian Porto has qualified on the front row of the grid at each of the first nine races of the year.

> Hiroshi Aoyama has qualified on the front row for the first time since he started from pole as a wildcard at Suzuka last year.

> If Dani Pedrosa wins it will be the first time in his Grand Prix career that he will have scored back-to-back victories.

> Randy De Puniet has failed to qualify on the front row of the grid for the first time in 2004.

> Alex Debon, Fonsi Nieto and Randy De Puniet are the only three riders in the 250cc class to have scored points at each of the first eight races of 2004.

> Chaz Davies has equalled his best ever qualifying result in 12th place. Davies' time beats Daijiro Kato's lap record from 2001 and is the fastest ever lap of Donington by a British rider on a 250.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, CINZANO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, WUP

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