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Australian MotoGP race facts

Australian MotoGP race facts

The Sunday guide from motogp.com provides a selection of key race facts ahead of the GMC Australian Grand Prix 2007 MotoGP contest.

The Sunday guide from motogp.com provides a selection of key race facts ahead of the GMC Australian Grand Prix 2007 MotoGP contest.

- Dani Pedrosa starts from pole position for the third time this year.

- Pedrosa is the first Honda rider to have back-to-back poles in 2007.

- Valentino Rossi has finished on the podium on each of his seven premier-class appearances at Phillip Island, including five victories.

- Casey Stoner is aiming to be the first Australian rider to win here since Mick Doohan in 1998.

- Ducati need just six points to become the first European manufacturer to win the constructors title since MV Agusta in 1973.

- Michelin are defending a 100% premier-class victory record at Phillip Island.

- Nicky Hayden has qualified in the top four for the sixth successive race.

- Loris Capirossi starts from his best grid position since Mugello.

- Randy de Puniet and Anthony West are aiming to improve Kawasakis previous best here of seventh place by Shinya Nakano in 2005.

- Nakano has qualified in his best grid position (eighth) since the second race of the year in Spain.

- Alex Barros (seventh) starts from his best grid position of the year.

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

- This is the only GP where Colin Edwards failed to score points in 2006.

- John Hopkins starts from his lowest grid position (14th) since qualifying 15th here last year.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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