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Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

> Victory for an Aprilia rider will make it 100 wins for the Italian factory in the class.

> For the first time this year Aprilia riders have taken all four front row grid positions.

> Sebastian Porto, who will be starting from pole for the sixth time in 2004, has qualified on the front row of the grid at each of the first ten races of the year.

> Fonsi Nieto starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since he qualified third at Sepang last year.

> Randy De Puniet and Fonsi Nieto are the only two riders in the 250cc class to have scored points at each of the first nine races of 2004.

> Sylvain Guintoli starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since the final race of last year at Valencia.

> Toni Elias has finished on the podium for the last three years at Brno; the last two years in the 250cc class after winning the 125cc race in 2001 from pole position.

> Former 125cc World Champion Arnaud Vincent has qualified in the top ten for the first time since he moved to the 250cc class at the start of 2004.

> Randy De Puniet has failed to qualify in the top five for the first time in 24 consecutive races since Welkom last year.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, WUP

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