Fabio di Giannantono 12th and Alex Marquez 15th in #FrenchGP Sprint Race

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It was a Saturday with no glory for Team Gresini Racing MotoGP with Fabio Di Giannantonio and Alex Marquez who could not finish higher than 12th and 15th, respectively, in the first encounter at Le Mans.

The two standard bearers of Gresini Racing had opposite type of performances: the Italian rider had a not-so-good start from row five but put together a solid performance pace-wise. On the other hand, the Spaniard #73 was among the protagonists at the start of the race and in the battle for the points before a coming together with the fellow Spanish rider Espargaró.

With six laps left, the #41 was a bit too hot entering turn ten and ended up pushing Marquez wide (the contact was clearly visible on the front-right wing) and in the back of the pack. He finished 15th with something to complain about.


“We had a good pace and it wasn’t a bad race. The real potential is the second group. Too bad to lose so much at the start… we need to work on it. I still struggle with the front-end, I always feel at the limit and it’s hard for me to overtake. With clear track ahead I have a great pace so it would be good to get a better start tomorrow and be able to attack a bit more.”

15th – ALEX MARQUEZ #73

“Too bad for that coming together, but these things happen. Truthfully speaking I think I paid the price for a conflictive situation between Espargaró and Bezzecchi. In any case we lost vital points, even if they were just a few and that’s not good. The feeling with the bike has improved so we start back from here and tomorrow we’ll try to fine tune and try again, maybe with a bit more luck”.

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