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Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

Interesting facts and statistics ahead of the race

>After winning his first race in the 250cc class in Portugal, Casey Stoner starts from pole for the first time in the class. Stoner becomes the third youngest rider ever to start from pole in 250 after Marco Melandri and Dani Pedrosa. This is also the first pole in the 250cc class for an Australian rider since Greg Hansford at the French GP in 1979 riding a Kawasaki.

>Since crashing out of the Spanish GP last year, in what was only his second race on a 250cc machine, Dani Pedrosa has had sixteen consecutive top four finishes.

>Andrea Dovizioso starts from a best ever third place on the grid, in only his third start in the 250cc class.

>Jorge Lorenzo, who celebrates his 18th birthday next Wednesday, starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since joining the 250cc class.

>For the first time ever in the 57-year history of 250cc Grand Prix racing, all of the four riders on the front row of the grid are teenagers.

>Randy de Puniet is making his 100th Grand Prix start, which includes 33 races in the 125cc class.

>Sebastian Porto has qualified in his lowest grid position since he was 9th on the grid at the GP of Valencia in 2003.

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250cc, 2005, TAOBAO.COM GRAND PRIX OF CHINA, WUP

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