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Interesting facts before 125cc race

Interesting facts before 125cc race

• Gabor Talmacsi, who won here two years ago, has qualified on pole for the second time in his career. His other pole was at Motegi in 2005.

• Gabor Talmacsi, who won here two years ago, has qualified on pole for the second time in his career. His other pole was at Motegi in 2005.

• Hector Faubel could become the first rider in the class to win the last race of one season and the first race of the next since Masao Azuma in 2000 and 2001.

• Mattia Pasini is starting from the front row for the 25th time in 48 appearances.

• At the first race of 2006, Lukas Pesek became the first ever Czech rider to finish on the podium in the class and he is now aiming to become his country's first winner.

• Raffaele De Rosa starts from his best ever grid position; his previous best was seventh on the grid in Australia last year.

• Esteve Rabat has qualified in the top ten for the first time; his previous best was 17th at the final race of 2006.

• Bradley Smith, who has equalled his best ever grid position, could become the first Briton to finish in the top five of a 125 race since Steve Patrickson at the Spanish GP in 1990.

Tags:
125cc, 2007, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, WUP

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