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Interesting facts before the 250 race

Interesting facts before the 250 race

Interesting facts before the 250 race

>Jorge Lorenzo is starting from pole for the fifth time in 2006. He has won three times in the previous four races he has started from pole this year.

>Alex de Angelis has finished in the top three at the last two races; the first time since he moved to the 250cc class at the start of 2004 that he has had back-to-back podium finishes.

>If Andrea Dovizioso finishes in the top three he will become the first rider in the 250cc class to finish on the podium at the first eight races of the year since 1980, when Toni Mang did so at all ten races of the championship.

>If any of the Honda riders win it will be the 200th Grand Prix victory for Honda in the class.

>Shuhei Aoyama has qualified on the front row of the grid for the first time since China.

>Sylvain Guintoli, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, is starting from his best grid position since he was fourth at Brno in 2004.

Tags:
250cc, 2006, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, WUP

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