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Biaggi Again Takes Pole at French GP

Yamaha’s Max Biaggi was quickest during qualifying for the French 500 GP this weekend. He set a new lap record to place himself ahead of teammate Carlos Checa, Honda’s Alex Barros and Suzuki’s Kenny Roberts on the front row of the grid. Biaggi took pole at the last round, as well, but failed to finish the race.

Honda’s Daijiro Katoh took pole for the 250 GP race.

250cc Qualifying Results (Top 10)

1.	Daijiro Katoh 		(#74 - HONDA)	1'41.635
2.	Ralf Waldmann		(#6  - APRILIA)	1'42.225
3.	Shinya Nakano		(#56 - YAMAHA)	1'42.371
4.	Marco Melandri		(#13 - APRILIA)	1'42.493
5.	Tohru Ukawa		(#4  - HONDA)	1'42.638
6.	Olivier Jacque 		(#19 - YAMAHA)	1'42.914
7.	Franco Battaini		(#21 - APRILIA)	1'43.060
8.	Anthony West 		(#14 - HONDA)	1'43.393
9.	Alex Debon		(#30 - APRILIA)	1'43.621
10.	Luca Boscoscuro		(#37 - APRILIA)	1'43.805

500cc Qualifying Results (Top 10)

1.	Max Biaggi		(#4  - YAMAHA)	1'39.342
2.	Carlos Checa		(#7  - YAMAHA)	1'39.396
3.	Alex Barros		(#10 - HONDA)	1'39.610
4.	Kenny Roberts		(#2  - SUZUKI)	1'39.682
5.	Alex Criville 		(#1  - HONDA)	1'40.034
6.	Jeremy McWilliams	(#99 - APRILIA)	1'40.074
7.	Norick Abe		(#6  - YAMAHA)	1'40.369
8.	Garry McCoy		(#24 - YAMAHA)	1'40.420
9.	Loris Capirossi		(#65 - HONDA)	1'40.494
10.	Valentino Rossi		(#46 - HONDA)	1'40.568