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Interesting facts and figures ahead of the race

Interesting facts and figures ahead of the race

Interesting facts and figures ahead of the race

> Jorge Lorenzo, who won the 125cc race at Qatar last year, starts from pole for the fourth time in 2005. If Lorenzo wins the race he will become, at the age of 18 years and 150 days, the youngest ever winner of a 250cc Grand Prix.

> Alex de Angelis is the top Aprilia qualifier in the 250cc class for the fifth time in the last six races.

> Casey Stoner has finished in the top three at the last three races, the first time in his GP career he has had three consecutive podium finishes.

> Dani Pedrosa, who celebrated his 20th birthday on the first day of practice, has qualified on the front row of the grid for the eleventh time this year.

> Hiroshi Aoyama's third place last year at Qatar was the first time he had finished on the podium outside Japan.

> Sebastian Porto's victory last year at Qatar was one of his five race wins in 2004.

Sylvain Guintoli is the top privateer on the grid for the ninth time this year.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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