Press releases from some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
Standings for the Moto3 class after the French Grand Prix in Le Mans:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Le Mans:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Le Mans:
The promise of rain materialised ahead of the first session of the day and for the lightweight class that meant a wet track, slow motion footage of slides and the occasional excursion into damp gravel. While rainfall was not particularly heavy, it did mean that FP2 gave us the final line-up for the two qualifying sessions, leaving riders to concentrate on their wet weather riding.
The second set of sessions for the day started with some more cloud cover gathering over the Bugatti Circuit and with the threat of rain for the remaining practice session, lightweight class seemed in a hurry to set up a competitive time for the important top 14. Quite a few riders got caught out in some that rush and visited the gravel trap and runoff areas all throughout the session, including Aron Canet, Darryn Binder, John McPhee, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Romano Fenati and Niccolo Anotoneli.
Sunshine accompanied the MotoGP circus from Jerez all the way to Le Mans so the lightweight class opened proceedings in a sunny but chilly morning at the notorious French circuit. Jerez poleman Lorenzo Dalla Porta led most of the session until a minor tip off sent him back to the Leopard Racing garage halfway through the action. This allowed Gabriel Rodrigo to rob him of top position and the duo were running together for their final time attack. Although the Italian was stringing together red sectors on the timesheets, the Gresini man held firm at the front by eight hundredths of a second.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races:
Vierge secures splendid sixth in his home Grand Prix
Moto3 standings after the Spanish GP at Jerez: