Unfortunate DNF for Alex Marquez at the #FrenchGP but top 8 for Di Ginannantonio
The French GP’s traditional full Sunday race at Le Mans was an elimination game, with only 14 riders able to make it to the finish line. Alex Marquez is among those who left the battle early on as he was the unlucky co-protagonist of a dangerous coming together with Marini, who was trying a desperate save after losing control of his Ducati machine. The collision was inevitable and led to a bitter, early end to the Spaniard’s weekend.
It was a completely different Sunday for Fabio Di Giannantonio as today’s eighth place equals his so-far best result in MotoGP (Sachsenring 2022), with the Italia who has been constantly in the top ten in the last four GPs.
DNF – ALEX MARQUEZ #73
“I’m leaving Le Mans with very positive feelings with the bike. I approached the first turns well; I was aggressive but still between the boundaries. Then I was able to get in touch with the leading group and the idea was to wait a little bit, but it didn’t go as I had hoped. Marini made a mistake and crashed, Bezzecchi behind him was able to avoid him, but there was nothing I could do. I am perfectly fine, which is something, but we surely have been missing a bit of luck in this early season.”
8th – FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO #49
“I’m very happy. We had a weekend in which we kept improving and today the feeling with the bike was excellent. We fought, I had what it takes to play my cards right and I was able to battle with Quartararo for almost the whole race. The feeling keeps improving and we’re on the right track. I expect a further step forward at Mugello.”