Race summary and results for MotoGP:
Race summary and results for Moto2:
Scott Redding has taken his first ever Moto2 race win after an extremely tricky French Grand Prix. The British youngster rode a measured and careful race whilst maintaining a very consistent pace, taking the win after the race was red flagged due to rain with two laps to go. His teammate Mika Kallio finished in second place ahead of Belgian rider Xavier Simeon. Dominique Aegerter and hometown hero Johan Zarco completed the top five after initially pushing Redding very hard in the fight for victoy.
Race summary and results for Moto3:
Track was still wet for the MotoGP warm up, which saw the lead swapping hands a lot, between Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Stefan Bradl, and Aleix Espargaro. Lorenzo came out on top, finishing ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Marquez.
The weather has finally turned at Le Mans, the track is wet, and though it is not currently raining, it could start at any moment. A wet track means new names at the top of the timesheets, with Jack Miller setting the fastest time in the wet, ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Miller's Racing Team Germany teammate John McPhee.
Marc Marquez is just starting to let the mask slip. Asked in the press conference about the fact that he will start from pole at Le Mans, despite this weekend being the first time he has ridden a MotoGP bike at the French track, Marquez admitted he always has to play down his chances ahead of each weekend. "On Thursday, I always need to say something similar," he said.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for tomorrow's French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
Marquez takes pole in Le Mans but crash impedes Pedrosa
In today's qualifying for the GP of France, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez took his second ever MotoGP career pole position, at the very circuit he achieved his first ever pole in GP racing in the 125cc class in 2009. His teammate, Dani Pedrosa, could only manage 6th after a crash in turn two early in the session restricted his number of flying laps.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Le Mans:
Second row for Alex Rins
Repsol rider takes fourth best time in qualifying. Teammate Alex Marquez will start from seventh.
Under the constant threat of rain at Le Mans, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez took fourth and seventh, respectively, on the grid for the French GP. Pole position went to Maverick Viñales. The results from qualifying today mean that Rins will start from the second row and Marquez the third, with the latter adapting well to a new track.
Summary of qualifying and results for Moto2:
Summary of qualifying and results for MotoGP:
Marc Marquez has taken his second pole position of the season following a blisteringly fast MotoGP qualifying session. The dynamic rookie fought off a stern challenge from Jorge Lorenzo, finishing a mere three hundredths of a second ahead of his newest rival and compatriot. Andrea Dovizioso caused a huge surprise by ending the session with a rapid lap that saw him snatch the final spot on the front row and trump the battered Briton Cal Crutchlow by six thousandths of a second.
Jorge Lorenzo responded to Marc Marquez's early domination on Saturday by heading the fourth MotoGP free practice session. In doing so he went about setting the fastest lap of the weekend, which was faster than Dani Pedrosa's race lap record from last year and a tenth quicker than last year's pole position lap time. Marquez finished the session in second place despite a crash on the approach to the Dunlop chicane while Dani Pedrosa finished third ahead of Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso.
Summary of qualifying and results for Moto3: