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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

>Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the second time this year and for the sixth time in his career in 250. Pedrosa has won at Le Mans for the past two years; the 125cc race in 2003 and the 250cc race last year. Pedrosa is the only rider in the 250cc class to have started on the front row in the first four races of the year.

>If Casey Stoner wins in France he will become the first Australian rider ever to score three consecutive Grand Prix victories in the 250cc class, and he would also lead the world championship classification for the first time in his career.

>Jorge Lorenzo, who finished third in 125 last year at Le Mans, starts from his best grid position since moving to the 250cc class at the start of the year.

>Sebastian Porto has failed to finish for the last two years at Le Mans, having crashed out on both occasions.

>Andrea Dovizioso has finished on the podium in the 125cc class for the last two years at Le Mans, including winning the race last year. Following his second place finish in China, Dovizioso leads the 250 championship standings for the first time.

>Randy de Puniet, who has finished second for the last two years at Le Mans, will be aiming to become the first ever French rider to win a 250cc GP race at this circuit.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GRAND PRIX ALICE DE FRANCE

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