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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 third time in 2006. Bautista has finished in the top four at each of the first six races of the year, including five podium finishes.

· Mika Kallio is starting from the front row of the grid for the twentieth time in his Grand Prix career.

· Pablo Nieto starts from the front row for the first time since he was second on the grid at the Dutch TT in 2004.

· Hector Faubel has not managed to score any points in his previous four Grand Prix starts at the Catalunya circuit.

· Mattia Pasini, the winner last year in Catalunya, has failed to qualify on the front row for only the second time in the last nineteen races.

· Nicolas Terol has qualified in the top ten for the first time in his Grand Prix career. His previous best was 18th on the grid at Donington last year and Le Mans earlier this season.

· Thomas Luthi is the top Honda qualifier, in tenth place on the grid. This is the first time since the single cylinder formula was introduced in the 125cc class in 1988 that no Honda rider has qualified in the top nine.

Tags:
125cc, 2006, GRAN PREMI CINZANO DE CATALUNYA, WUP

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