Danilo Petrucci replaced the still absent Eneo Bastianini in the MotoGP race for the French GP in the factory Ducati garage, and after the race in Le Mans he is faced with the fact that he will have to say goodbye to MotoGP again and at the same time to the motorcycle for which he he says it's probably the best he's ever driven. "I'm really proud," said Petrucci after the race, who is competing in the WSBK championship for Ducati this year. "It was like a big gift from Ducati. I'm proud to be here with a factory Ducati, probably the best bike I've ever ridden in my life. I'd like to thank the fans. I've been on the podium three times in France, I've also won once and the French fans were really nice to me."
After a difficult start to his first season as a Honda rider, Joan Mir says he is worried about becoming the next rider who failed to achieve high-profile results on a Honda bike and will have to leave the Japanese manufacturer's camp, as happened with Jorge Lorenzo and Polo Espargaro. "I have to be very attentive to the little things, because with this motorcycle you are always on the edge of a blade," said the Spaniard, who recorded his fourth retirement due to a fall in Le Mans. "More than physically, the bike destroys you mentally because you have to be very, very precise all the time and fight with the front wheel all the time. It's different to what I'm used to and the bike is completely different to the bikes I've ridden before ." The 2020 MotoGP champion admitted he was scared. "Of course. I would like to win and for a racer like me it is
Marc Marquez does not regret his approach to the MotoGP race in France, where he fell in the penultimate lap in the fight for second place with Jorge Martin. The Honda rider, who started the race from second place, says he'd rather fall in the fight for the podium than settle for just finishing in the top ten. The Spaniard made just the second MotoGP Grand Prix of the year after suffering an injury in the opening race in Portugal and then missed three races. "To be honest, I'm very, very happy with today's race," said Marquez. "It's a shame that we didn't get an award for our work. But I drove very well, I haven't had such a good feeling for a long time. I was able to enter corners with sliding and late braking and fight with other racers and I'm happy about that. But of course I didn't he knows
Maverick Vinales and Francesco Bagnaia say there are no hard feelings between them after they collided and almost got into a fight in the pit zone at the French Grand Prix. Vinales attacked Bagnaio for third place before the two racers collided and crashed. "The overtaking was clean and then, from my point of view, Pecco could have given me more space. But in the end we both ended up without points, even though we were fast, maybe even the fastest in the race," said Vinales. "I didn't know where Bagnaia was. I thought he saw me at the change of direction, but matters like this are often complicated. Everyone has an opinion, but in the end it's up to the commissioners to decide." https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657830991048605699 The stewards will look into the incident, but nothing is known about a possible penalty for now. "I think it was a racing car
French Grand Prix MotoGP winner Marco Bezzecchi said he expected a penalty for aggressively overtaking Marco Marquez, who he pushed off the track before charging into the lead to win. The VR46 rider started the race from the third starting row and made his way a few places ahead at the start, then after the fall of Maverick Vinales and Francesco Bagnaia he found the speed with which he passed Marquez and Jorge Martin to the lead. But even before that, he had to give up one place for his aggressive maneuver, which he expected. "I completely agree with the penalty and I expected it. I didn't plan to overtake, but I made a braking mistake and braked about three meters too late. When I saw that I wouldn't be able to slow down enough, I drove to the inside of the corner to avoid b
Marco Bezzecchi is the winner of the MotoGP race for the French Grand Prix, and Jorge Martin finished the race on the podium after a close fight with Marco Marquez. After a great performance in second place, Marquez fell and retired. Local Johann Zarco was third. The race was marked by a collision between Maverick Vinales and Francesco Bagnaia, and a collision between Alex Marquez and Luca Marini. This year's rookie Augusto Fernandez drove an excellent race, finishing in fourth place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657728494091001859 Marc Marquez took the lead at the first corner of the 27-lap race, followed by Jack Miller ahead of Luca Marini, Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin. Already in the second lap, Marquez and Miller changed places several times, and Martin did n
Jorge Martin is the winner of the MotoGP sprint race in France, while South African Brad Binder was second. In the middle part of the race we saw a close fight between Marco Marquez and Francesco Bagnaio, for third place. In the final laps, the Ducati rider was more successful, taking third place and increasing his lead in the championship points, while Marquez lost a place to Luca Marini with three laps to go, and in the end had to settle for fifth place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657375726083928064 Bad luck continues to stick with home rider Fabio Quartararo, who crashed and retired with four laps to go, the second Frenchman in the race, while Johann Zarco finished sixth. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657378353924513792
Francesco Bagnaia won the best starting position for the French Grand Prix in Le Mans with a minimal advantage over Marc Marquez. The Ducati Italian beat the Honda star, who is returning from injury at the Portuguese Grand Prix, by 0.058 seconds and will start today's sprint race and Sunday's French Grand Prix from first place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1657318975196262402 Luca Marini will also start the race from the front row, and Jack Miller, who showed excellent speed in free practice, was fourth ahead of Jorge Martin and Maverick Vinales. Marco Bezzecchi was seventh, Alex Marquez was eighth, Johann Zarco was ninth, and Brad Binder was tenth. The sprint race is scheduled today at 15 p.m.
Jack Miller was the fastest in the two free practice sessions before the French GP, where home ace Fabio Quartararo continued to struggle with problems, and the returning Marc Marquez, after two crashes with the new Honda chassis, captured the fastest qualifying group. In the first practice, the closest to the time set by Miller was Luca Marini, who was less than a tenth of a second behind the KTM rider, the third time was achieved by another KTM rider, Bard Binder, and the fourth was the local rider Johann Zarco. Marc Marquez, who returned from an injury at the Portuguese Grand Prix, tested the new Honda chassis, prepared for the Japanese manufacturer by German Kalex, and set the twelfth time in practice with it. He also recorded his first fall, but was not injured. The training is remarkable
This year's MotoGP race at the legendary Le Mans circuit will be very special, as it will be the 1000th race in the more than seventy-year history of the most elite motorcycle racing class. Already last season, more than 110 spectators watched the race live at this venue. At the same time, it earned the award for the best race weekend in 000. That is why there is no doubt that this year's race weekend will also serve up an exceptional atmosphere at this venue. The aforementioned racetrack first hosted the MotoGP race in 2022, and since the 1969 season it has been a fixture on the calendar. The first race of the most elite motorcycle competition was scheduled in June 2000. At that time, the season counted for today's conditions only six races. They all took place in Europe. Year
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