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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

> Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the second time in the 250cc class, the other being at Le Mans earlier this year.

> Pedrosa has taken nine podium finishes from the opening ten races.

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

> Sebastian Porto maintains his 100% front row record so far this season.

> In the last seven races Porto has had five podium finishes, including three race victories.

> Toni Elias, who won the 250cc race last year at Estoril, starts from the front row for the first time since the Rio Grand Prix.

> Honda riders have taken two of the top three places on the grid for the first time this year.

> Randy De Puniet is the only rider in the class to have scored points at each of the first ten races of 2004.

> Fonsi Nieto took victory in Portugal in 2002 after crashing on lap 13 and re-joining the race.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, GRANDE PREMIO MARLBORO DE PORTUGAL, WUP

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