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Motor racing: France can make a fast start.

Byline: Adam Scriven

FRANCE look a fair bet for the inaugural A1 Grand Prix sprint race at Brands Hatch today, writes Adam Scriven. Nicolas Lapierre was third and fifth fastest in Friday's chaotic practice sessions and whether he or team-mate Alexandre Premat takes the wheel this morning, France will have a driver with a season's experience of a similar type of racing in the Formula 1 feeder-series' GP2 behind them this year.

The car has been near the head of the timesheets in both of August's test sessions, at Silverstone and Paul Ricard.

The Gallic equipe were quickest of the 15 teams to participate in the inaugural A1 action at the Northamptonshire track in early August, and a month ago they were outpaced only by the USA in the south of France.

Jean-Paul Drior's team are well up in the betting for the first race but everything suggests they are ready to burst out of the blocks sharply.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 25, 2005
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