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Lorenzo still looking to make 250 history

Lorenzo still looking to make 250 history

Lorenzo still looking to make 250 history

With Dani Pedrosa having clinched the 250cc title thanks to his seventh victory of the season at Phillip Island, and Casey Stoner some 42 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in second place, much of the attention in the quarter-litre class will focus on Jorge Lorenzo. After a series of second-place finishes the exciting Spaniard has two races remaining before the end of the season to make 250cc history.

If Lorenzo wins in Turkey he will become, at the age of 18 years and 172 days, the youngest ever winner of a 250cc Grand Prix, beating the current record which is held by Dani Pedrosa who was 18 years and 202 days when he won the opening race of last year in South Africa. Lorenzo's third place finish in Australia gave him back-to-back podium finishes for the first time in the 250cc class.

However, Pedrosa will also be looking to make history of his own, as a win for the Champion in Turkey would be his 15th in the 250cc class - equalling the number of wins achieved by fellow Spanish rider Sito Pons on his way to two successive 250cc world titles in the late 80's. Pons has more wins that any other Spanish rider in the 250cc class.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Jorge Lorenzo

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