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A-Style TT Assen 2007 MotoGP race guide

A-Style TT Assen 2007  MotoGP race guide

Some points of interest ahead of the A-Style TT Assen MotoGP race.

Some points of interest ahead of the A-Style TT Assen MotoGP race:

- None of the MotoGP races this year have been won from pole position.

- Chris Vermeulen starts from pole for the third time in his Grand Prix career.

- Earlier this season, Vermeulen became the first Suzuki rider to have two podium finishes in a single season since Kenny Roberts Jnr in 2000.

- Casey Stoner starts from the front row for the fourth time this year.

- Stoner could become the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1972 to have a sequence of three or more successive premier-class victories riding a European manufactured machine.

- Randy de Puniet can become the first Kawasaki rider to score three successive top six finishes in the MotoGP class.

- Marco Melandri will be starting from his best grid position since qualifying third at Motegi last year.

- Colin Edwards is the highest-placed qualifier for both Yamaha and Michelin.

- Anthony Wests only Grand Prix victory came in the wet 250cc race here in 2003.

- Alex Hofmann has equalled his best ever grid position, achieved at Phillip Island in 2004 with Kawasaki.

- Dani Pedrosas only Assen win came in the 125cc race in 2002 - his first ever Grand Prix victory.

- Valentino Rossi starts from his lowest grid position since qualifying 11th in Germany last year for a race he would go on to win.

- Shinya Nakano was the top Bridgestone rider here last year, finishing in second place.


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