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Interesting facts before the 125 race

Interesting facts before the  125 race

Interesting facts before the 125 race

· Alvaro Bautista starts from pole for the fourth time in 2006.

· Bautista's second place at Donington in 2004 was his best ever result before the start of this season.

· Bautista's pole is the fastest ever lap at Donington by a 125cc rider, more than one second faster than the previous best.

· The top seventeen riders on the grid have lapped faster than the official lap record set by Bautista in 2004.

· Following his victory at Assen, Mika Kallio will be aiming to score back-to-back victories for the first time in his Grand Prix career.

· Mattia Pasini has failed to finish the race on his previous two visits to Donington, having crashed on both occasions.

· Just three riders have managed to score points at each of the first eight races of the year: team-mates Alvaro Bautista, Hector Faubel and Sergio Gadea.

Bradley Smith's thirteenth place on the grid is his best ever qualifying result and the best by a British rider in the class since Darren Barton qualified 13th at Donington in 1996.


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