With a new Le Mans track record of 1: 31.148, Enea Bastianini set the fastest time of the second free MotoGP practice in France, and racer Gresini Ducati immediately found himself on the ground, but fortunately he was not injured. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1525097986027573248 The second time of training, in which as many as fourteen racers are ranked within one second, was set by Aleix Espargaro, and again Alex Rins was fast with Suzuki. Two more Ducats were in the top five, namely the local Johann Zarco, who spectacularly drove off the track in the fast second turn and returned to the track in the third turn through the sand of the excursion zone, and Francesco Bagnaia, who this time for five a thousandth of a second overtook his title contender, Fabio Quartararo in sixth place. In the top ten
Honda racer, Pol Espargaro, who was a good tenth of a second faster than Alex Rins (Suzuki) with a time of 1: 31.771, and Francesca Bagnaie (Ducati). Home ace Fabio Quartararo set the fourth time of training with 0.141 seconds behind. The training was marked by Miguel Oliveira, who fell in front of Pacco Bagnaio, but fortunately the Italian managed to get around him. The Portuguese was not injured in the fall, which was one of two. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1525031911843840000 We also saw a glimpse of "old" Marco Marquez, who did not shine according to the times in training, but in one of his fast laps he successfully saved the fall in the eighth corner. . The Spaniard finished training in thirteenth place. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1525029939656941568
Jack Miller won his second consecutive race this season. Fans from Australia have been waiting for this since the 2012 season, when the same feat was managed by Casey Stoner. In the middle of the race, Miller did not believe the signal that he had to go on two long laps due to speeding through the pits. He had to work very hard for both victories. In Jerez, everything indicated that Fabio Quartararo would win, but after the Frenchman's problems, he easily got past him with his hand. The rainy race in Le Mans, however, offered a lot of interesting happenings. After being fined for speeding through the pits when changing engines, Miller had to drive twice in a long lap, which took him many seconds to catch the leading Quartararo. At the start of the race there was a remarkable duel with Fabio and Maverick. When it started to rain, the relationship ma
Marc Marquez said after the race for the French Grand Prix that he was angry with himself for the second fall in the race at Le Mans, which ended his race, as it happened completely unnecessarily due to lack of concentration. At the end of the fifth lap, when the racers changed their motorcycles due to rain, the Honda racer took the lead in the race, but hopes of a sensational victory in the third race after his nine-month absence fell into the water when he fell in the ninth lap. The Spaniard picked up the motorcycle and returned to the race, and at a good pace he made it to the eleventh place by the 18th lap, when he fell again and finished the race. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1393982370773143552 The six-time MotoGP world champion said that before the fall he was thinking of driving to the pits again to get tires for the dry track, while
Some MotoGP racers were quite critical until the chosen date of the race in Le Mans, France, after recording a total of 77 falls on Friday and Saturday due to cold conditions. The race leaders in the championship are calling for change. “We talk about safety all the time, and then we get to that racetrack at that time,” said Aleix Espargaro, Aprilie’s racer. "The tires just don't work, we've seen over 70 falls and one of the Moto2 racers broke his wrist. In Le Mans we can't race at 12 degrees because the tires brought to us by Michelin and Dunlop just don't work. I don't know, is it funny to someone when we fall but we definitely don't.Everyone falls.Are we idiots? We're not, but I'm very angry about it.I don't have a problem racing on a wet track, that's my job, but no
Fabio Quartararo won the best starting position in the tense qualifiers at his home race in Le Mans, and his teammates Maverick Vinales and Jack Miller will start the race from the first row. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1393550137457270792 Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco also finished in the top five, with Honda racers in sixth to eighth place. held the first three places. Marc Marquez will start the race in sixth place, followed by Takaaki Nakagami and teammate Pol Espargaro. Valentino Rossi will look forward to something more from the race on Sunday, starting in ninth place and Miguel Oliveira in tenth.
Marc Marquez was the fastest in free practice for the first time since an injury in Jerez last year. The Honda racer set the fastest time of the third free practice for the French Grand Prix in Le Mans, and the rain made sure that the combined training time scale remained unchanged. Marquez is nonetheless one of ten racers to have a guaranteed appearance in the final part of the qualifiers. Second was Lorenzo Savadori with Aprilia, and third was Francesco Bagnaia at Ducati. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1393487570861019138 During the training, the riders practiced changing motorcycles, and Franco Morbidelli, who twisted his left knee, was obviously slightly injured, but the performance is not in question later in the weekend. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1393488622972776449
Valentino Rossi recorded one of the better starts of the race weekend before the French Grand Prix, as he found himself in the top ten after the first free practice after a long time. The nine-time world champion set a ninth time in Le Mans after two training sessions, tying Friday’s Qatar rankings at the start of the season, and the Italian made sure Yamaha had all four of its racers in the top ten. The fact that the Petronas SRT racer is in the top ten on the combined time scale before the third free practice could prove to be a significant improvement, as the rain is expected to continue over the weekend, which would make it harder to catch faster time on FP3 and to be placed directly in the faster qualifying group. Rossi had stakes this year
Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco were the fastest racers after Friday's free practice, and the duo, who won a double victory at the Doha Grand Prix in Qatar, could also conjure up a dream outcome for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. For the Frenchman, the joint podium in Doha was something special, and Quartararo said it is also a special feeling when the only French racers are the fastest in free practice. "The fact that there are two French racers at the top is something special, because there are not six or seven of us in the MotoGP class, but there are only two of us and we are both at the top. It's a great feeling for all French people and I think we showed our potential on different motorcycles. " https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1393189029181595652 Zarco and Quartararo could shape the outcome of the race to the top on Sunday
After the first free practice at Le Mans, Marc Marquez said that Honda will have to wait for the first victory after Valencia 2019, as "he does not see any Honda racer close to victory." Honda suffered one of the toughest seasons in the MotoGP class last year after Marquez was injured in the first race and had to miss the rest. This year, too, Honda did not start the season the best, as none of their racers has yet climbed the podium in any of the four races. Friday’s training showed a ray of hope after Honda prepared a busy schedule for the test day that followed after the race in Spain. But despite encouraging results, Marquez doubts Honda can end a string of defeats this weekend. "Last year, my brother Alex almost won in Aragon and here, and Paul (Espargaro) did it.