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NOT the MotoGP News: Le Mans – Merde on the dance floor
Welcome to NOT The MotoGP News – our blog by Guy Anderson. Oh – and when you’re done, make sure to go follow Guy on Twitter – @SirGuyGuisborne We love Le Mans – It’s in France, it’s spectators are brilliantly mad, it holds the best race in the world –... Read more
Albert Arenas interview: “Victory feels like a really nice payback”
Ángel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas looks back on the first win of his Grand Prix career last weekend in the Moto3 class in France. How does it feel to be a Grand Prix winner? To be honest, it is still something incredible, I’m still taking it all in. It... Read more
French Grand Prix, Le Mans: Raceday roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took a record-breaking victory at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, which sees the reigning World Champion equal Casey Stoner’s 38 premier class wins – and surpass Mike Hailwood’s win record. Alma Pramac Racing’s Danilo Petrucci was a superb second to take his... Read more
Aleix Espargaro takes solid ninth at Le Mans
It was a positive result for Aleix Espargaró at Le Mans with his Aprilia RS-GP, finishing ninth after a spectacular battle. After a less than perfect start from the twelfth spot on the grid, Aleix recovered positions in the early phase of the race, establishing himself (thanks in part... Read more
Alvaro Bautista crashes out of French GP
A win for Marc Márquez at the French GP gave the Spaniard a boost in the overall standings, whilst rivals Johann Zarco and Andrea Dovizioso both crashed in the early stages of the race. Coming into Le Mans 12 points ahead of Zarco, the Spaniard now holds a 36... Read more
Masterful Marquez makes it three in a row, solid fifth place for Pedrosa at Le Mans
Marc Marquez enjoyed another fantastic race weekend, taking his third consecutive victory this season, the 64th of his career, and his 38th in MotoGP, equalling Casey Stoner’s Premier Class GP win tally and extending his own Championship lead to 36 points over second-place rider Maverick Viñales. The only rider on... Read more
Le Mans once again proves an unlucky track for Jorge Navarro
Jorge Navarro leaves France empty-handed after a very complicated weekend at the Le Mans Circuit. For the second year in a row, the Spanish rider of Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 had an early finish to what was an already partly-compromised race following a tough qualifying session. A crash at... Read more
HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, Le Mans: Qualifying roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) stormed to a history-making pole position at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, smashing the pole record to become the first Frenchman to secure pole on home soil since Christian Sarron at Paul Ricard in 1988. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez threatened to... Read more
Difficut French GP qualifying for Jorge Navarro
The second day of action at Le Mans was a challenging one for Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, with Jorge Navarro 15th at the chequered flag in today’s French GP Moto2 qualifying – with more than a second gap from the top. The young Spaniard, who today had his second... Read more
Front row start for Marc Marquez at Le Mans, Dani Pedrosa in tenth place
Marc Marquez’s stunning 1’31.293 in today’s qualifying at Le Mans was 0.790” faster than the previous circuit-best lap (Lorenzo – 2016) but just a fraction down on the new pole record set by Johann Zarco in front of his home crowd. A confirmation of the team’s strong work leading up... Read more