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Randy Mamola takes a look at the new Le Mans asphalt

Randy Mamola takes a look at the new Le Mans asphalt

Randy Mamola takes a look at the new Le Mans asphalt

Lap times at the Le Mans circuit were blown into the weeds on Friday afternoon as the MotoGP field got to grips with a new track surface which was freshly laid ahead of the Grand Prix Polini de France. Despite the riders' fears and uncertainty over the level of grip the new surface would offer, thirteen of them dipped under Valentino Rossi's previous pole record, with Colin Edwards smashing it by over a second.

In the first of series of exclusive video reports taking you behind the scenes of the MotoGP paddock, 1987 Le Mans winner Randy Mamola takes us out to the Museum corner to analyse the surface and explain why the riders like it so much.

Check out the second instalment of the report tomorrow, when Randy will explain how the riders have to adapt their style to the demands of the Bugatti circuit layout.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GRAND PRIX POLINI DE FRANCE

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