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Checa on good form to finish fastest in morning session

Checa on good form to finish fastest in morning session

Checa on good form to finish fastest in morning session

Carlos Checa clocked the fastest lap this morning during the Le Mans morning warm-up session, showing good form ahead of this afternoon's Grand Prix Alice de France.

The Ducati Marlboro Team rider set the best time of 1´35.771 in his final lap to finish fastest ahead of American Team Suzuki MotoGP rider John Hopkins.

Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda Team) was third fastest ahead of follow American Kenny Roberts (Team Suzuki MotoGP) in fourth and poleman Valentino Ross in fifth.

Italian Max Biaggi dramatically crashed out half way through he session and was and was stretchered away by paramedics. His condition is not yet known.

Dani Pedrosa (Telefonica Movistar Honda) was still the fastest 250cc man this morning in the pre-race warm-up session, continuing his good form after securing pole position for today's Grand Prix Alice de France.

Home rider Randy de Puniet was the second fastest man of the morning, lapping faster than Australian Carrera Sunglasses – LCR rider Casey Stoner, who won the last two Grand Prix races back-to-back. Sebastian Porto was also on good form today at Le Mans and clocked the fourth fastest lap ahead of Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli (Equipe GP de France – Scrab).

The 125cc warm up session finally got underway this morning after some delays at the foggy Le Mans circuit, with Frenchman Mike di Meglio (Kopron Racing World) setting the fastest lap time of 1´52.237 on his final lap.

Spanish rider Julián Simón (Red Bull KTM) set the second fastest lap of the morning session to finish ahead of Italian Fabrizio Lai (Kopron Racing World) in third.

Spanish rider Joan Olivé ( Race) finished fourth fastest and countryman Julián Miralles (MVA Aspar) completed the top five.

Poleman Thomas Luthi (Elit Grand Prix) only managed to clock the eighth fastest lap of the session; while Championship leader Mika Kallio (Red Bull KTM) finished in a distant 21st position.

The session was not accident free and a couple of riders crashed out, including: Czech Derbi rider Lukas Pesek (Metis Racing Team) and Frenchmen Mathieu Gines (Tecmas Balladins Racing) and Mathieu Lussiana (Equipe de France Espoire).


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