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Interesting facts before the 250cc race

Interesting facts before the 250cc race

Interesting facts before the 250cc race

• Jorge Lorenzo starts from pole for the ninth time in 2006, just one less than the record number of poles in a season in the 250cc class set by Anton Mang in 1981.

• Lorenzo has finished on the podium at the last seven successive races.

• Alex de Angelis is starting from his best grid position since the Dutch TT.

• Sylvain Guintoli has equalled his best ever grid position - achieved twice in 2003 in Portugal and Valencia.

• Andrea Dovizioso, who won the 125cc race here on his way to the world title in 2004, has only once failed to finish in the top ten in the 28 races he has started since moving to the 250cc class.

• Marco Simoncelli is starting from his best grid position since moving to the 250cc class at the start of this year.

• Fifth place for Simoncelli is the best qualifying result for Gilera in the 250cc class since Carlos Lavado was fourth on the grid at the Hungarian GP in 1992.

Tags:
250cc, 2006, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, WUP

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