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MotoGP Valencia Sunday Guide

MotoGP Valencia Sunday Guide

The race facts for the MotoGP contest at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.

The race facts for the MotoGP contest at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.

- This is the 100th race of the MotoGP era since the revised capacity rules for four-stroke machines where introduced at the start of 2002.

- Dani Pedrosa starts from pole for the fourth successive race.

- Pedrosa is the first Honda rider to have four successive poles in MotoGP since Valentino Rossi in 2002.

- Pedrosa is aiming to become the first rider to win in all three classes at Valencia.

- Casey Stoner can set a new record of 18 point scoring finishes in a single season.

- Stoner can also beat the record 367 points Valentino Rossi scored during the 2005 season by winning the race. Second place would equal Rossis effort.

- Nicky Hayden is aiming to finish on the podium at Valencia for the third successive year.

- Randy de Puniet finished on the podium twice here in the 250cc class, including a victory in 2003.

- Sylvain Guintoli starts from his best ever grid position in MotoGP and is the highest-qualified Yamaha rider for the first time.

- Dunlop have two riders in the top six on the grid for the first time since the British GP in 2002.

- John Hopkins is aiming to improve on his previous best result at Valencia of 11th, which he achieved in 2002 riding the 500cc Yamaha and last year with Suzuki.

- Loris Capirossi can become the second highest point scorer of all-time in Grand Prix racing after Valentino Rossi by finishing twelfth or higher.

- A victory for any of the Ducati riders would take their score in this years constructors championship up to a new record of 399 points.

- If Valentino Rossi does not start it would be the first time that he has missed a race, following 191 consecutive Grand Prix appearances, since his 125cc debut in 1996.


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