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Some 250cc race statistics

Some 250cc race statistics

The 250cc category´s interesting points of note at the Pramac Grand Prix of China in Shanghai.

- Aprilia riders have won each of the previous 250cc Grand Prix races at the Shanghai circuit.

- Alvaro Bautista starts from pole for the second time in 2008. He will be aiming to score back-to-back victories for the first time since moving up to the 250cc class at the start of last year.

- Hector Barbera´s win in China in 2006 is his only GP victory since moving up to the 250cc class in 2005.

- Mika Kallio is the first ever KTM rider to lead the 250cc World Championship standings. Kallio won the 125cc race in China in 2006 riding a KTM.

- Julian Simon starts from the front row for the first time since he was third on the grid at Donington last year.

- Mattia Pasini´s victory in the 125cc class at the Chinese GP in 2005 was his first ever GP win.


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