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Spanish quarter litre class race facts

Spanish quarter litre class race facts

The motogp.com statisticians provide some interesting points before the 250cc battle commences at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in south west Spain.

The motogp.com statisticians provide some interesting points before the 250cc battle commences at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in south west Spain.

- Alvaro Bautista starts from pole for the second time in the 250cc class - his other was at Mugello last year.

- This is the fourth successive year that a Spanish rider will be starting from pole in the 250cc class at Jerez. For the past three years the rider starting on pole has gone on to win the race – Pedrosa in 2005 and Lorenzo in 2006 and 2007.

- Mika Kallio is going for a third successive podium finish having won the last race of 2007 at Valencia and having finished third at Qatar three weeks ago.

- Alex Debon has qualified on the front row for the first time in his home Grand prix at Jerez in what will be his ninth appearance in a 250cc GP at the circuit.

- Thomas Luthi has qualified on the front row for the first time since the Italian Grand Prix last year.

- Roberto Locatelli (8th) will be starting from his best grid position since joining Gilera at the start of last year. He is also making his 100th start in the 250cc class.

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250cc, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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