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Interesting facts before 250cc race

Interesting facts before 250cc race

• Jorge Lorenzo, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday, starts from pole for the 17th time in the class.

• Jorge Lorenzo, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday, starts from pole for the 17th time in the class.

• Other than Misano, Shanghai is the only circuit on the calendar that Lorenzo has not had a podium finish.

• Hector Barbera starts from second place for the third time in 2007, having conceded pole to Lorenzo on each occasion.

• Barbera scored his only victory in the class so far at this circuit last season.

• Mika Kallio, who won the 125cc race here last year, starts from the front row for the first time since moving up in class.

• Kallio's third place is the best qualifying performance in the class by a Finnish rider since Pentti Korhonen lined up third at the Czech GP in 1976.

• Julian Simon has qualified as the top Honda rider for the second time in his debut season in the class.

• Andrea Dovizioso has finished second in each of the last two visits to China, in each case being just a quarter of a second behind the winner.

• Sixth place for Alvaro Bautista is his lowest grid position from his first four races in the class.

Tags:
250cc, 2007, SINOPEC GREAT WALL LUBRICANTS GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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