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#SpanishGP: Moto3™ race guide

#SpanishGP: Moto3™ race guide

Get ready to impress your friends with a litany of facts about the Moto3™ race in Jerez.

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España begins at 11:00 Local Time and will last 23-laps.

  • Nicolo Bulega starts from pole for the first time in grand prix racing in just his fifth start in the Moto3™ class. Bulega is the second youngest Italian rider (after Marco Melandri) to start from pole in grand prix racing.
  • If Bulega wins the race he will be the fourth youngest Italian rider to score a grand prix win, after Marco Melandri, Romano Fenati and Ivan Goi.
  • The last rider to win a Moto3™/125cc GP from pole at Jerez was Marco Simoncelli in 2005, and no rider has won a Moto3™ race from pole since Enea Bastianini at Misano last year.
  • In second place on the grid is championship leader Brad Binder, who has finished on the podium at the first three Moto3™ races of the year. Binder will be aiming to be the first ever South African to win a grand prix in the lightweight-class and the first South African to win a GP in any class since Jon Ekerold won the 350cc race at Monza in 1981.
  • In third place on the grid is Jorge Navarro who has finished on the podium six times in the last eight races but has yet to stand on the top step.
  • Heading the second row of the grid is Francesco Bagnaia – his best qualifying result since the French GP last year when he was third fastest qualifier.
  • In fifth place on the grid is the winner of the opening Moto3™ race of the year, Niccolo Antonelli, who has failed to finish for the last three years at Jerez.

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