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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

> Roberto Locatelli starts from pole for the first time since the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 2000, the year in which he won the 125cc world title.

> Jorge Lorenzo starts from the front row for the sixth time in 2004.

> Casey Stoner's first victory of 2004 at the Malaysian GP was also the first ever victory for the KTM factory in Grand Prix racing.

> Stoner was leading the Australian GP last year when he crashed on lap six.

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

> Steve Jenkner, who starts from the front row for the 5th time this year, has not had a podium finish since the second race of the year at Jerez.

> New World Champion Andrea Dovizioso has failed to qualify for the front row for the first time since the Grand Prix of Catalunya back in June.

> With two races still to go Dovizioso has already scored 248 points, the sixth highest point total of all time in the 125cc class. The only riders who have scored more points in a full season in the 125cc class are; Valentino Rossi (1997 – 321 points), Dirk Raudies (1993 – 280 points), Arnaud Vincent (2002 – 273 points), Kazuto Sakata (1993 – 266 points), Manuel Poggiali (2002 – 254 points).

> Gino Borsoi starts from his best grid position since the British GP at Donington in 2002, when he started from 5th on the grid.

Tags:
125cc, 2004, CINZANO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, WUP

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