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No change in provisional grid at wet Le Mans

No change in provisional grid at wet Le Mans

No change in provisional grid at wet Le Mans

Incessant rain at the Le Mans circuit meant there were no changes to the provisional grid established in the dry conditions yesterday. With a steady drizzle maintaining a constant film of water on the track surface throughout the afternoon session for the 125 class, several riders crashed or ran into the gravel, including pole position holder Andrea Dovizioso and front row starter Casey Stoner, who dropped his Aprilia twice after showing impressive wet skills in the morning free practice. Stoner´s team boss Lucio Cecchenillo also crashed, as did Gino Borsoi and Max Sabbatani.

Mika Kallio was the quickest rider in the session, just ahead of his team-mate Masao Azuma. Alvaro Bautista, who set the fastest time this morning, was third quickest, with the top three riders all on Bridgestone tyres. Jorge Lorenzo proved to be the most consistent rider over the two days, setting a front row lap in the dry yesterday and lapping fourth quickest in the wet today.

Dovizioso starts from pole for the first time in his fledging career, following up a positive start to the season which has seen him take a maiden podium and fourth place in the embryonic championship standings. The Italian will be joined on the front row tomorrow by Youichi Ui, Lorenzo and Stoner.

125cc, 2003, Grand Prix Polini de France

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