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By motogp.com

5 key points, by Christian Sarron

The former French rider takes a look at how the opening day at Le Mans panned out

Christian Sarron, winner of the 1984 250cc World Champion, is one of six French Grand Prix motorcycle racing Champions. He pointed out five key points from Friday's action in the premier class...

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The Frenchman who took on the American champions

- Yamaha back in the game: In Le Mans, the factory Yamahas are back in the fight for the victory again.

- Dovi and Ducati competitive on day 1: Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo are competitive from the outset, something we don't normally see until qualifying and the race. 

- Johann Zarco is ready to win: He has already demonstrated he is close and competitive, and will push to the maximum to be the winner and if not, he'll be fighting for the podium.

- Suzuki facing some difficulties: Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins were P14 and P15 respectively after Friday's track action, work to do for the Hamamatsu factory. 

- Impossible to make a prediction for Saturday or Sunday: It's one of the rare occasions without bad weather forecast predictions in Le Mans. Everyone will be able to push in these conditions, it's going to be really tight. 

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