Biaggi fastest in Le Mans free practice

Published: 12 May 2004

Max Biaggi has gone fastest in free practice this morning, Friday May 14, for the Le Mans GP on Sunday, recording a new lap record in the process.

The Italian Honda rider recorded a fastest time of 1:35.200, to finish in front of factory Honda rider Nicky Hayden. Carlos Checa was third quickest, just in front of his Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi.

Neil Hodgson is in 14th place on 1:36.546, just behind factory Ducati rider Tory Bayliss, and two places ahead of Loris Capirossi and Ruben Xaus. Shane Byrne is in 19th, with Aprilia team-mate Jeremy McWilliams in 20th. Chris Burns is 24th on the WCM with 1:40.929.

Le Mans free practice:

1) Biaggi 1:35.200. 2) Hayden 1:35.264. 3) Checa 1:35.268. 4) Rossi 1:35.419. 5) Tamada 1:35.449. 6) Edwards 1:35.563. 7) Barros 1:35.715. 8) Melandri 1:35.893. 9) Gibernau 1:35.895. 10) Roberts Jnr 1:35.963. 11) Hopkins 1:36.471. 12) Nakano 1:36.495. 13) Bayliss 1:36.529. 14) Hodgson 1:36.546. 15) Abe 1:36.600. 16) Capirossi 1:36.605. 17) Xaus 1:36.962. 18) Hofmann 1:37.373. 19) Byrne 1:37.412. 20) McWilliams 1:37.563. 21) Roberts 1:38.304 22) Aoki 1:38.854. 23) Fabrizio 1:39.633. 24) Burns 1:40.929.