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Interesting facts before the 250 race

Interesting facts before the 250 race

Interesting facts before the 250 race

· Andrea Dovizioso starts from pole for the first time since moving to the 250cc class at the start of last year. This is the first pole of the year for Honda in the 250cc class.

· Alex De Angelis continues his good qualifying record, having qualified on the front row eleven times in the last fourteen races.

· Hector Barbera is starting from the front row for the fourth time in 2006.

· Yuki Takahashi will be aiming to finish on the podium for the first time since becoming a full time Grand Prix rider at the start of last year.

· Sixth on the grid is the best qualifying result for Jakub Smrz since he joined the 250cc class; his previous best was seventh on the grid in Qatar at the second race of this year.

· Jorge Lorenzo is starting from his lowest grid position since the Portuguese Grand Prix in April of last year.

Tags:
250cc, 2006, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, WUP

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