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Edwards top in damp Le Mans

Edwards top in damp Le Mans

Edwards top in damp Le Mans

Colin Edwards finished the first day of premier class free practice at the top of the classification, ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi by more than a tenth of a second.

Behind the Camel Yamaha double was Shinya Nakano, along with John Hopkins, Casey Stoner and Makoto Tamada. Sete Gibernau finished seventh with his Ducati partner Loris Capirossi, Shanghai Grand Prix winner Dani Pedrosa and Marco Melandri all less than eight tenths of a second behind Edwards.

The practice session also featured an assortment of run-offs, and Toni Elias suffered a light crash.

Alice GP of France
MotoGP FP2

1. Colin Edwards - Camel Yamaha 1'35.170
2. Valentino Rossi - Camel Yamaha 1'35.282
3. Shinya Nakano - Kawasaki Racing 1'35.447
4. John Hopkins - Rizla Suzuki 1'35.461
5. Casey Stoner - Honda LCR 1'35.546
6. Makoto Tamada - Konica Minolta 1'35.625
7. Sete Gibernau - Ducati Marlboro 1'35.628
8. Loris Capirossi - Ducati Marlboro 1'35.662
9. Dani Pedrosa -Repsol Honda 1'35.796
10. Marco Melandri - Fortuna Honda 1'35.935


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