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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 seventh time in 2006.

· If Bautista finishes in the top three in Portugal it will be his fourteenth podium of the year, a new record for the class. A victory will give him a new record for most points scored in a season in the class, taking the record from Valentino Rossi.

· Hector Faubel has equalled his best ever qualifying result from Turkey last year. Faubel's second place finish here last year was his first ever podium.

· Lukas Pesek starts from the front row for the ninth time in 2006.

· Julian Simon is the best KTM qualifier for the first time since the opening race at Jerez.

· Mika Kallio, who had his first ever victory at Estoril last year, will be starting from his lowest grid position since the final race of 2004 in Valencia.

Mike di Meglio has qualified inside the top ten for the first time this year.

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125cc, 2006, bwin.com GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL, WUP

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