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The Brno MotoGP Sunday guide

The Brno MotoGP Sunday guide

motogp.com picks out the key facts ahead of this afternoons twelfth race of the 2007 season at the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky at Brno.

motogp.com picks out the key facts ahead of this afternoons twelfth race of the 2007 season at the Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske republiky at Brno.

- Casey Stoner starts from pole for the third successive race.

- Stoner is aiming to become the first rider to win back-to-back MotoGP races from pole position since Loris Capirossi in Japan and Malaysia in 2005.

- This is the first MotoGP pole at Brno for both Ducati and Bridgestone.

- Nicky Hayden has qualified on the front row for the first time since Estoril last year and is the top Honda qualifier for the first time in 2007.

- Hayden finished ninth here last year his lowest point-scoring finish of the season.

- Dani Pedrosa has been on the podium for the last five years at Brno and can become the second rider to have won here in all three classes, the other being Valentino Rossi.

- Rossis sixth place on the grid is his lowest ever qualifying position at Brno.

- Capirossi has finished on the podium for the last two years here, including the win last year.

- Rossi and Capirossi are aiming to score the 200th victory for Italy in the premier-class.

- Chris Vermeulen finished third in race two of the World Superbike event at Brno in 2005.

- John Hopkins and Vermeulen will be aiming to give Suzuki their first podium finish at Brno since four-strokes were introduced to MotoGP in 2002.

- Randy de Puniet won the 250cc race at Brno in 2003 riding an Aprilia.

- Sylvain Guintoli has qualified in the top ten for the second time this year.

- Guintolis qualifying time is 1.3 seconds faster than the best Dunlop-shod Yamaha rider here last year.

- Shinya Nakano won the 250cc race at Brno back in 2000 riding a Yamaha.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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