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Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

· Mattia Pasini starts from pole for the second time in his Grand Prix career, the other being at the first race of this year at Jerez.

· Alvaro Bautista is the only rider in the 125cc class to have qualified on the front row at each of the five races this year. If Bautista finishes in the top three in France he will become the first rider in the 125cc class since Haruchika Aoki in 1996 to start the year with five successive podium finishes.

· Lukas Pesek starts from the front row for the third time in the first five races of 2006.

· Gabor Talmacsi is the first Honda rider in the 125cc class to qualify on the front row in 2006. Talmacsi's fourth place finish at the previous GP in China is the best result for a Honda rider in the 125cc class this year.

· Lorenzo Zanetti's fifth place on the grid is the first time he has qualified in the top ten since he was fourth on the grid in Catalunya last year.

Mika Kallio has had a great run of results since the start of last year, having finished on the podium on twelve occasions including five victories.

Tags:
125cc, 2006, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, WUP

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