In front of Marquez and Marini
Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia takes pole position for the French GP at Le Mans. The Ducati rider, with a leap towards the end, snatched the best time from the Honda Spaniard Marc Marquez (1’30″763) in 1’30″705. Third was an excellent Luca Marini (Ducati -1’30″862) to complete the front row on the grid. Then the Ktm of the Australian Jack Miller (1’30″984) who leaves behind the Spaniards Jorge Martin (1’31 “023) with the Ducati and Maverick Vinales (1’31″120) with the best of the Aprilias. After the rain that night, a few rays of sunshine and the track gradually dried out.
SPRINT RACE – Jorge Martin wins the sprint race of the French GP in the MotoGp class. The Ducati Spaniard precedes the South African of Ktm Brad Binder and his brand mate and world championship leader Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia. In fourth place another Ducati, those of the Mooney VR46 team of Luca Marini who leaves behind the eight-time world champion the Spaniard Marc Marquez.
In sixth and seventh position two other bikes from Borgo Panigale with the Frenchman Johann Zarco ahead of Marco Bezzecchi. The official Aprilias of the Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales follow, and the Japanese of Honda Takaaki Nakagami closes the top ten. The Australian of Ktm Jack Miller and the home idol the French of Yamaha Fabio Quartararo have fallen.