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Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

Interesting facts and stats ahead of the race

>The first five 125cc Grand Prix races of 2005 have been won by five different riders. The last four races have been won by riders taking their debut Grand Prix victory.

>The top 25 riders on the grid have qualified within 1.88 seconds of the pole position time.

>Mika Kallio starts from pole position for the fourth time in the six races so far this season.

>Mattia Pasini has equalled his best ever grid position which he achieved at the opening race of this year at Jerez.

>Marco Simoncelli will be starting from the front row for the fourth time in 2005.

>Lorenzo Zanetti starts from the front row for the first time in his Grand Prix career. His previous best was 8th on the grid at the Czech GP last year.

>Following his win at Mugello, if Gabor Talmacsi takes the win in Catalunya he will end a record sequence of forty-four races without a rider in the 125cc class winning back-to-back races, since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

>Toshihisa Kuzuhara starts from his best ever grid position in fifth place. His previous best was ninth on the grid in China.

>Manuel Poggiali, who won the 125cc GP at Catalunya in 2001, is ninth on the grid which is his best qualifying result since his return to the 125cc class for 2005.

>Manuel Poggiali and Julian Simon are the only two riders in the 125cc class to have scored points at all of the first five races of 2005.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, GRAN PREMI GAULOISES DE CATALUNYA

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