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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

> Both Thomas Luthi and Mika Kallio have appeared on the podium at the last four successive races, each having two victories and two second place finishes over these four races.

> Mika Kallio starts from pole for the eighth time in 2005. Kallio's pole position time is the fastest ever lap of the Losail circuit by a 125cc machine.

> For the first time ever in Grand Prix racing, KTM have three riders on the front row of the grid.

> Mattia Pasini starts from the front row for the ninth successive Grand Prix.

> Following his win at Malaysia, if Thomas Luthi wins in Qatar he will end a record sequence of fifty-one races without a rider in the 125cc class winning back-to-back races, since Arnaud Vincent won at Donington and then Sachsenring in 2002.

> Thomas Luthi has qualified in his lowest grid position since he was tenth on the grid at the Catalan Grand Prix back in June.

> Manuel Poggiali's sixth place on the grid is his best qualifying result since he returned to the 125cc class in 2005.

> Seventh place on the grid is Marco Simoncelli's worst qualifying result of the year.

> Eighth on the grid is the best qualifying result for Angel Rodriguez since he was the seventh placed qualifier at the Dutch TT in 2002.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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