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Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

Interesting facts ahead of the race

> The 250cc constructor's title is still to be decided. Honda have scored just one point more than Aprilia, therefore the manufacturer that has the highest placed machine in the race will take the title.

> Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the fourth time in 2004.

> Having already scored 292 points, if Pedrosa finishes either first or second he will have amassed more points than Valentino Rossi did in 1999 and achieve the second highest ever points total in the 250cc class after Daijiro Kato, who scored 322 points in 2001.

> Sebastian Porto starts from the front row for the fifteenth time in 2004.

> The only time Porto has not started on the front row this season was at Motegi last month.

> Alex De Angelis, who starts from the front row for the eighth time in 2004, finished second at the last race in Australia, his best result in his debut season in the 250cc class.

> Randy De Puniet, the winner last year in Valencia, has scored just 16 points from the last four races.

> Franco Battaini finished second and set the fastest race lap at Valencia in 1999, the first time a Grand Prix was held at this circuit.

> Toni Elias has twice finished on the podium at Valencia; in the 125cc race in 2001 and last year in the 250cc class.


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