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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

> Sebastian Porto starts from pole position for the eighth time in 2004.

> The only GP at which Porto has not started on the front row was the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

> Porto will be aiming to score back-to-back victories for the first time in his Grand Prix career.

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

> Dani Pedrosa has finished on the podium for the past two years in the 125cc class at Sepang, including winning the race last year to clinch the title.

> In order to win the World Title in Malaysia, Dani Pedrosa needs to score eight points more than Sebastian Porto.

> Randy De Puniet starts from the front row for the 12th time in 2004. De Puniet has only twice failed to be on the front row this year; at Donington and Brno.

> Alex De Angelis starts from the front row for the sixth time in 2004, his debut season in the 250cc class.

> Toni Elias did the clean sweep at Sepang last year, he won the race after qualifying on pole position and he also set a new lap record.

> Fonsi Nieto has finished on the podium for the last three years at the Sepang circuit including taking the victory in 2002 after qualifying on pole and setting a new lap record.

> Roberto Rolfo is scheduled to make his 100th Grand Prix start, all of which have been in the 250cc class.

Tags:
250cc, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, WUP

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