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Top ten historic moments of 2004: no. 5

Top ten historic moments of 2004: no. 5

Top ten historic moments of 2004: no. 5

Aprilia enjoyed a double celebration at the Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky in August, with a one-two for Sebastian Porto and Randy de Puniet boosting their chances of halting Dani Pedrosa's charge to the title and Porto's victory bringing their total wins in the quarter-litre class to the magic 100.

Porto's achievement made it a century of victories for the Italian factory, who first celebrated success with Loris Reggiani back in 1987 at the Misano circuit.

A distinguished list of riders have won 250 races for Aprilia, including Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Marco Melandri and Manuel Poggiali, who all went on to win the World Championship for the Noale manufacturer.

Aprilia's 100 victories have been shared between 17 riders :

23 Max Biaggi
14 Valentino Rossi
11 Tetsuya Harada
10 Marco Melandri
6 Toni Elias
5 Fonsi Nieto, Manuel Poggiali, Loris Reggiani
4 P.F. Chili, Randy De Puniet
3 J.P. Ruggia, Sebastian Porto
2 Loris Capirossi, , Ralf Waldmann
1 Marcellino Lucchi, Jeremy McWilliams, Anthony West

History of Aprilia's 100 250 wins:

1987: 1 – Reggiani (Misano)

1991: 2 – Chili (Assen), Reggiani (Le Castellet)

1992: 6 – Reggiani (Jerez), Chili (Hockenheim, Assen), Reggiani (Magny Cours), Chili (Donington), Biaggi (Kyalami).

1993: 3 – Ruggia (Donington), Reggiani (Brno), Ruggia (Misano).

1994: 6 – Biaggi (Eastern Creek, Shah Alam), Ruggia (Jerez), Biaggi (Assen, Brno, Barcelona).

1995: 8 – Biaggi (Shah Alam, Nürburgring, Mugello, Assen, Donington, Brno, Buenos Aires, Barcelona).

1996: 9 – Biaggi (Shah Alam, Suzuka, Jerez, Mugello, Le Castellet, Donington, Brno, Barcelona, Eastern Creek).

1997: 3 – Harada (Le Castellet, Assen, Nürburgring).

1998: 13- Harada (Johor), Capirossi (Jerez), Lucchi (Mugello), Harada (Le Castellet, Jarama), Rossi (Assen), Capirossi (Donington), Harada (Sachsenring, Brno), Rossi (Imola, Barcelona, Phillip Island, Buenos Aires).

1999: 9 – Rossi (Jerez, Mugello, Barcelona, Donington, Sachsenring, Brno, Phillip Island, Welkom, Rio de Janeiro).

2000: 2 – Waldmann (Jerez, Donington).

2001: 2 – Harada (Mugello) , 1 – McWilliams (Assen) , 1 – Melandri (Sachsenring).

2002: 9 – Melandri (Welkom, Mugello, Montmelò, Assen, Donington, Sachsenring, Brno, Phillip Island, Valencia) 4 - F.Nieto (Jerez, Le Mans, Estoril, Sepang) , 1 – Elias (Motegi).

2003: 4 – Poggiali (Suzuka, Welkom, Mugello, Rio) , 5 – Elias (Jerez, Le Mans, Estoril, Motegi, Sepang) , 1 – Puniet (Montmelò), 1 – West (Assen) , 1 – Nieto (Donington), 2 – De Puniet (Brno, Valencia).

2004: 3 – Porto (Mugello, Assen, Brno), 1 – De Puniet (Montmelò), 1 – Poggiali (Rio).

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250cc, 2005

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