Motorcycling: Dominant Doohan fastest in France

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The Independent Online
The Australian Michael Doohan, the championship leader, will start from pole position in today's 500cc French Grand Prix with his main rival, the Texan Kevin Schwantz, relegated to the second row. Neither rider was able to improve on Friday's practice times in yesterday's second official session but Doohan's 1min 40.759sec was still the fastest. Schwantz, 0.738sec behind, was relegated to fifth place. Luca Cadalora, the Italian Yamaha rider, was second fastest in 1:40.944 with Alberto Puig of Spain third on a Honda. John Kocinski, the American Cagiva rider, was fourth fastest.