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Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

• Alvaro Bautista starts from pole for the second successive race, having never previously started from pole position before the Qatar race three weeks ago.

• If Alvaro Bautista wins in Turkey he will become the first rider since Masao Azuma in 1999 to win the first three races of the year in the 125cc class and the first Spanish rider to take three successive 125cc GP wins since his current team owner Jorge Martinez did so back in 1988.

• Mattia Pasini starts from the front row for the fifteenth successive Grand Prix.

• Simone Corsi, who competed in the 250cc class last year, starts from the front row of the grid for the first time since he qualified second for the 125cc Portuguese GP in 2004.

• Hector Faubel qualified second on the grid last year in Turkey and then crashed on the fourth lap while battling with the leading group of riders.

• Mika Kallio crashed out of the race last year in Turkey on the last lap whilst leading the race.

• Mike Di Meglio has failed to score any points in the three races since he took the only GP victory of his career last year in Turkey.

• Honda has yet to have a rider finish in the top seven in the opening two 125cc races of the year.


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