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Facts and figures ahead the race

Facts and figures ahead the race

Facts and figures ahead the race

>Thomas Luthi starts from pole position for the third time. On each of the two previous occasions he has been on pole he has gone on to win the race.

>Mattia Pasini starts from the front row of the grid for the eighth successive Grand Prix.

>Gabor Talmacsi has qualified as the top KTM rider for the second successive race.

>Following his win at Motegi, if Mika Kallio takes victory in Malaysia he will end a record sequence of fifty races without a rider in the 125cc class winning back-to-back races, since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

>Last year at Sepang KTM scored their first-ever Grand Prix victory, with Casey Stoner on board.

>At eight of the races this year there have been three different manufacturers represented on the 125cc podium.

>Lukas Pesek has qualified in his best grid position since the French GP back in May. Pesek has scored points at just three races this year.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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