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Interesting facts before the 250cc race

Interesting facts before the 250cc race

Interesting facts before the 250cc race

· This is the fifth occasion that an Aprilia and Honda rider have arrived at the final race of the year battling for the title. In each of the four previous occasions the Aprilia rider went on to take the title; Max Biaggi in 1994, 1996 & 1997 and Manuel Poggiali in 2003.

· Hiroshi Aoyama is the first rider ever to start from pole in the class riding a KTM.

· Aoyama has finished on the podium seven times in the first full year for the KTM machine.

· If Jorge Lorenzo wins the title he will become, at the age of 19 years and 178 days, the second youngest 250cc World Champion of all time. Dani Pedrosa was just 160 days younger when he won the title in 2004.

· Lorenzo could take his ninth victory of the year, which would be a new record for a Spanish rider.

· Alex de Angelis has finished on the podium nine times in the last ten races.

· Roberto Locatelli won the 125cc race in Valencia in 2000 on his way to taking the world title.

· If Andrea Dovizioso wins the title he will become, at the age of 20 years and 220 days, the youngest Italian rider ever to become world champion in two classes, taking the record from Valentino Rossi who was 30 days older when he clinched the 250cc crown in 1999.

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250cc, 2006, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, WUP

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