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Spotlight falls on Dutch 250cc grid

Spotlight falls on Dutch 250cc grid

The business end of the grid in the 250cc category comes into the focus of the statisticians at the A-Style TT Assen.

- Alvaro Bautista starts from pole for the fifth time in 2008. He has not had a win from his four previous poles this year.

- Hector Barbera starts from the front row for the sixth time in 2008. This is Barbera´s first front row start at the Assen circuit in either the 125cc or 250cc class.

- Marco Simoncelli has finished in the top four at the past six successive races, including five podiums and two victories.

- Alex Debon´s fourth place finish at Assen in 2006 was his best result from the first 106 Grand Prix races in which he competed.

- Aleix Espargaro will be starting from his best grid position (fifth) since moving to the 250cc class mid-way through 2006.

- Mika Kallio (eleventh this Saturday) won at Donington last Sunday from fourteenth on the grid – the lowest qualifying position leading to a Grand Prix victory in the 250cc class since Manuel Poggiali won from 23rd on the grid on his 250cc debut in Japan in 2003.

250cc, 2008, A-STYLE TT ASSEN

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