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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 starts from pole position for the sixth time this year.

> Dovizioso suffered his first non-finish of the year in Portugal, having finished in the top four at each of the first ten races of 2004.

> Five different manufacturers have at least one rider in the top seven places on the grid.

> Roberto Locatelli starts from his best grid position since he qualified in second place at the first round in South Africa.

> Locatelli won at Motegi in 2000, the year he won the 125cc title, after qualifying on pole and setting a new lap record during the race.

> Casey Stoner, who finished second at Motegi last year, starts from the front row for the sixth time in 2004.

> Following his victory at Estoril, if Hector Barbera wins he will end a record sequence of thirty-four races without a rider taking back to back victories since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

> With Mika Kallio staring from 5th place and Casey Stoner on the front row, this is the first time that KTM have had two riders qualify in the top five places on the grid.

> Jorge Lorenzo, who set the fastest lap of the race at Motegi last year, has finished on the podium at the last three consecutive races.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, CAMEL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, WUP

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