18/05/13 - 22:20
Marc Marquez collected his second MotoGP™ pole position for this weekend’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at Le Mans as the championship leader beat current title holder Jorge Lorenzo by just three hundredths of a second and Andrea Dovizioso celebrated his first front row for Ducati Team.
The majority of those in the paddock expected rainfall for qualifying, but this was not to be the...
18/05/13 - 22:15
Japan’s Takaaki Nakagami achieved a career-first pole position for the Moto2™ Monster Energy Grand Prix de France as the Italtrans Racing Team rider will share the front row of the grid with Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding and Came Iodaracing Project’s local rider Johann Zarco.
Nakagami, who starred at the start of the 2013 season by leading and finishing on the podium in Qatar, saw p...
18/05/13 - 22:02
Maverick Viñales confidently earned his first pole position of 2013 for the Moto3™ Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in Le Mans, with the Team Calvo rider sharing the front row with Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger.
Fresh from his first victory of the campaign at home in Spain a fortnight ago, Viñales confidently beat the previous best lap time...
18/05/13 - 19:11
Repsol Honda rider takes second MotoGP pole position for French GP. Dani Pedrosa will start race from sixth, despite qualifying crash.
Marc continues to grow in strength in his rookie MotoGP season. Today, the Repsol Honda rider took a second pole in his first four races, heading the grid for the French Grand Prix. The current World Championship leader managed to bounce back from a crash in free...
17/05/13 - 21:41
Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins set the practice pace as Moto3™ track action began on Friday ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in Le Mans. The Spaniard moved ahead of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger and Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom as an unforeseen flurry of hail in the final minutes disrupted the end of the second session.
Rins led with a best lap time of 1’44.147, b...
17/05/13 - 21:35
Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding was the fastest man on day one of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in Le Mans, as the Brit saw off Interwetten Paddock Moto2’s Tom Luthi by just under four tenths of a second, whilst Tuenti HP 40’s championship-leading Esteve Rabat suffered a fall in the Chemin aux Boeufs s-bends.
Already quickest as the morning session drew to a close on a stereotypic...
17/05/13 - 21:31
Fresh from his win in the Spanish Grand Prix, Dani Pedrosa topped both Friday practice sessions at Le Mans at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, with the Repsol Honda Team rider leading teammate Marc Marquez and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi, as less than three tenths of a second covered the top five riders.
Heading into the afternoon session, there was a sense of urgency to seal...
17/05/13 - 17:12
The opening practice sessions for the French Grand Prix began in normal fashion for the Moto3 riders, with only the slightest interruption due to rain at the end of the second session. In the morning run, Alex Rins showed his comfort at the French track with the second quickest time, behind Maverick Viñales. Alex Marquez was eleventh on his first encounter with Le Mans, just over 1.5 seconds off t...
17/05/13 - 16:50
The legendary Le Mans circuit today played host to the first day of the fourth round of the World Championship. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team started the weekend strong, with Luis Salom taking the third fastest time of the day. Zulfahmi Khairuddin was nineteenth quickest and Arthur Sissis twenty-fifth, as both suffered crashes in the second practice session. Whilst the tumbles did not result in injury...
17/05/13 - 08:02
The united press fielded the inevitable question at the pre-Le Mans press conference about how Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo are getting on, following a heated rider briefing earlier in the day, that had been planned before Jerez, yet was brought to peoples' attention due to the previous race's last-corner incident.Repsol Honda Team’s rookie championship leader Marquez was joined by last race win...