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The 125cc stats for round two of 2008

The 125cc stats for round two of 2008

A short run-down of the key stats for the 125cc class at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España, as Jerez warms-up for the single cylinder showdown.

A short run-down of the key stats for the 125cc class at the Gran Premio bwin.com de España, as Jerez warms-up for the single cylinder showdown.

- Bradley Smith has qualified on pole for the second successive race. The last British rider to have back-to-back poles in any class of Grand Prix racing was Barry Sheene in the 500cc category back in 1979.

- If Smith wins the race it would be the first victory by a British rider in the 125cc class since Chas Mortimer won at Jarama in Spain in 1973 riding a Yamaha. Smith could also become the youngest ever British rider at the age of 17 years and 123 days to win a Grand Prix taking the record from Alan Carter - who was 18 years and 227 days old when he won the 250cc race at the French GP at Le Mans in 1983.

- Nicolas Terol will be starting from the front row for the first time in his GP career. His previous best qualifying effort was fifth on the grid in Germany last year. Terol is making his 49th GP start and his best results so far were seventh in Germany and Czech Republic in 2006.

- Stefan Bradl has qualified on the front row for the first time – his previous best results were ninth on the grid at Assen and Estoril last year.

- Gabor Talmacsi won at Jerez last year on his way to taking the 125cc world title.

- Steve Bonsey has qualified in his best ever grid position in sixth place, which is a great improvement on his previous best of 14th at Qatar three weeks ago.

- The last time that the Aprilia riders filled the top six places on the grid was at the Italian GP in 2003.

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125cc, 2008, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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