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Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

Interesting facts before the 125cc race

• Four different manufacturers are represented on the front row of the grid for the first time since Qatar 2004, when the same four manufacturers each had a rider on the front row.

• Phillip Island is the only circuit on the current calendar where Aprilia have not had a victory in the 125cc class.

• Mika Kallio starts from pole for the fourth time in 2006.

• Alvaro Bautista, who has qualified on the front row of the grid for the twelfth time this year, can clinch the world title by finishing in front of Kallio.

• If Bautista wins the race he will be the first rider in the class to take seven wins in one year since Haruchika Aoki in 1995.

• Lukas Pesek, who is still aiming to be the first Czech rider to win a 125cc race despite three podiums this year, starts from the front row for the eighth time in 2006.

• Thomas Luthi, who won at Phillip Island last year, starts on the front row of the grid for the first time since the final race of 2005 in Valencia.

• Team-mates Sergio Gadea and Alvaro Bautista are the only two riders in the 125cc class to have scored points at all twelve races this season.

• Raffaele De Rosa´s seventh place on the grid is his best ever qualifying result.

Tags:
125cc, 2006, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, WUP

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