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pole position

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports
pole positionˈpole poˌsition noun [countable, uncountable]  DSOthe front position at the beginning of a car or bicycle race
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pole positionIn second place came the McLaren-Mercedes of David Coulthard, who began from pole position.Saturday afternoon, Hunt earned himself pole position.But his heir, the present duke, no longer holds pole position.He competed in 51 World Championship races and started in pole position in 29 of them, winning 24.Ongais' Lola-Menard is the one Scott Brayton qualified on the pole position.It means Jim Courier retains the pole position he's held for all but 12 weeks of 1992.
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