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Crutchlow quick in warm-up for French GP

Isle of Man based MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow will start this afternoon's French Grand Prix with a psychological advantage.

In the morning warm-up the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider set the benchmark for what is expected to be a wet race this afternoon at the Le Mans circuit.

Crutchlow posted a time of 1.46.095, pushing current world champion Casey Stoner into second,just ahead of teamate Dani Pedrosa who starts the race from pole after a hectic qualifying session on Saturday.

Crutchlow starts from fifth.

The race gets underway at 2.00pm

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