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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

> Andrea Dovizioso, aiming to become the first rider ever in the 125cc class to finish in the top four at the first eleven races of the year, starts from pole position for the fifth time this season.

> Simone Corsi starts from his best ever grid position, his previous best being fourth at Donington Park for the last two seasons.

> Honda have taken the top two places on the grid for the first time since the Argentinean Grand Prix in 1999.

> Casey Stoner, who starts on the front row for the first time since taking pole at Assen, did not start last year after suffering injuries in a crash during qualifying.

> Roberto Locatelli, who finished second at Estoril on the first visit to the circuit in 2000, starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since Le Mans.

> Following his victory at Brno, if Jorge Lorenzo wins the 125cc race he will end a record sequence of thirty-three races without a rider winning back to back races, since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

> Hector Barbera set a new lap record last year at Estoril on his way to finishing in second place after qualifying down in 22nd position on the grid.

> Pablo Nieto scored the only Grand Prix win of his career last year in Portugal, in what was his 75th Grand Prix start.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, GRANDE PREMIO MARLBORO DE PORTUGAL, WUP

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