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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

> Andrea Dovizioso starts from pole for the seventh time in 2004.

> If he finishes on the podium in Malaysia, Dovizioso will become the fourth youngest ever World Champion, irrespective of where other riders finish in the race.

> Dovizioso's pole position time is the fastest ever lap of the Sepang circuit by a 125cc machine.

> Dovizioso is 0.892 sec faster than second place on the grid, which is the largest pole margin since the Dutch TT in 2000 when Youichi Ui was on pole by more than a second from Ueda.

> Hector Barbera, who has finished eighth for the past two years in Sepang, starts from the front row for the seventh time in 2004.

> Casey Stoner has now gone six races without scoring points, since he finished second at the Rio Grand Prix in early July.

> Marco Simoncelli starts from the front row for the first time since he was on pole at the Czech GP.

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

> Mika Kallio's second place finish in Malaysia last year was his first podium finish in GP racing and the first podium for the KTM factory.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, WUP

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