French Grand Prix
Race Ended
Le Mans - 20th May
Fastest Lap - M.Marquez 1:32.312
Rider Team Time FLs
2 1
Repsol Honda Team 41:49.773 3 25
3 2
Alma Pramac Racing +2.310 0 20
9 3
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +5.350 1 16
7 4
Alma Pramac Racing +6.314 0 13
10 5
Repsol Honda Team +7.419 0 11
6 6
Ducati Team +10.355 1 10
8 7
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +23.758 0 9
13 8
LCR Honda +25.795 0 8
12 9
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +26.206 0 7
15 10
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +27.937 0 6
18 11
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +32.304 0 5
14 12
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +34.962 0 4
16 13
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +37.881 0 3
17 14
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +38.299 0 2
19 15
LCR Honda +41.986 0 1
21 16
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +45.260 0 0
24 17
Angel Nieto Team +56.872 0 0
23 18
Reale Avintia Racing +72.117 0 0
11 -
Reale Avintia Racing Crashed Out 0 0
20 -
Angel Nieto Team Crashed Out 0 0
1 -
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Crashed Out 1 0
4 -
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Crashed Out 0 0
22 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Crashed Out 0 0
5 -
Ducati Team Crashed Out 3 0
Live Commentary
Summary: It was a third win in a row for Marc Marquez as he equals Casey Stoner's 38 premier class GP wins. Marquez moves 36 points ahead of his closest rival in the championship standings.

It was heartbreak for home hero Johann Zarco, who crashed out early in the race and a similar story for Dovizioso, crashing out for the second race in a row.

Danilo Petrucci put in a fine performance in P2 and Valentino Rossi rounded off the podium as The Doctor is back in business.

Miller and Pedrosa completed the top-5 while Crutchlow put in a fighting performance to finish in P9. Lorenzo had a great start but only managed P6, followed by Vinales, who had a disappointing performance in P7.

With some calm riding and taking advantage of opportune crashes by the competition, Marc Marquez looks to be running away with this season's championship. Join us again for the Italian GP in two weeks' time!
Lap 27: Miller has a late charge on Rossi. Too little too late? Marquez has broken Petrucci's resolve and cruises away. MARQUEZ WINS! It's three for three for the Spaniard and a big one after crashes for pole man Zarco and Dovizioso. Great job by Petrucci to finish P2 and The Doctor comes in third to round off the podium.
Lap 26: It's going to be an unexpected podium for Rossi. It will be the 38th time that the Doctor has grabbed a place on the podium from outside the top-6.
Lap 25: Good stuff from Crutchlow! He is into the top-10 and it has been a brave ride from him after the nasty highside yesterday.
Lap 24: The gap now at the front is 1.4s. Marquez is on course to another victory this season. Petrucci not close enough!
Lap 23: Petrucci has matched Marquez blow-for-blow. Can he pull off a surprise on the charismatic Spaniard?
Lap 22: Petrucci isn't giving up and is putting a really good shift in. Meanwhile, Vinales is up to P7 and has Lorenzo in front of him.
Lap 21: Battle for P12! Rookie pride at stake as Morbidelli and Syahrin have a go at each other.
Lap 20: The gap at the front is 1.1s and it's the largest it has been in the race. It looks like the championship leader is heading towards another masterclass.
Lap 19: It's not over yet! Rossi and Miller and going hammer and tongs to catch Marquez and Petrucci at the front.
Lap 18: Miller clocks in his fastest lap of the race too as he keeps track of Rossi in P4. The gap at the front increases to a second.
Lap 17: A brilliant battle going on for P12 as rookies Morbidelli and Syahrin go at it. Fastest lap of the race by Marquez.
Lap 16: Miller is matching Rossi for pace. The gap at the front is half a second as Petrucci tries to keep the pressure on Marquez.
Lap 15: Marquez has a slight moment; a bit of a warning for the championship leader. Lorenzo is really suffering on the softer compound.
Lap 14: Lorenzo drops to fifth. Miller moves up to P4. 13 laps to go. Rossi is cruising and getting the hammer down.
Lap 13: Lorenzo is dropping like a stone as Miller is now sniffing a chance from P5. What can Rossi do with some clear track in P3?
Lap 12: Lorenzo is losing grip and Rossi is aiming for that podium spot. Lorenzo holds on.
Lap 11: Marquez is at the front in Le Mans and he looks unstoppable at the moment. Rossi can smell blood in P4.
Lap 10: Marquez passes race leader Lorenzo with ease, who also falls behind Petrucci. Redding is out of the race.
Lap 9: The dream is over! Home hero Zarco goes down after the tussle with Marquez. Marquez can increase his lead on the Championship table.
Lap 8: Marquez makes the move on Zarco and succeeds. Zarco hits backs immediately and takes back P2 from the championship leader. ZARCO GOES DOWN!
Lap 7: Rossi and Miller's eyes might have lit up knowing that they could be in contention for the podium.
Lap 6: It's a hammer blow for Dovizioso in terms of the championship. Marquez looks really comfortable in P3 and is biding his time to make a move on Zarco.
Lap 5: Dovizioso passes Lorenzo with a brilliant move to lead the race and immediately goes down. UNBELIEVABLE! Disaster for Ducati and Dovizioso yet again.
Lap 4: Marquez is slowly coming into podium contention and picking up the pace. Meanwhile, Rossi's teammate Vinales has made a mistake and dropped down to P13.
Lap 3: Dovizioso pulls off the move on Zarco and moves up to P2. It's the two Ducatis at the front! Rossi gains three places at the start to go sixth.
Lap 2: Marquez had a decent start but has dropped down to fourth. He is running on the hard tyres and has been careful at the start.
Lap 1: LIGHTS OUT! Zarco has a shocker of a start while Lorenzo grabs the lead from sixth on the grid. Iannone goes down and it won't be a third consecutive position for him. Zarco slots in behind Lorenzo, followed by Dovizioso in third.
Preview: It's race day at Le Mans as we head into round four of the MotoGP calendar! France is home to the exciting Johann Zarco, who finished runner-up last time around and will start on pole at the French GP. Zarco starts from the front row for the ninth successive race. Championship leader Marc Marquez will start the race in second, followed by Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Iannone. In fifth place on the grid is Andrea Dovizioso, who will aim to hit back after the mishap in Jerez, while teammate Jorge Lorenzo, the most successful rider at Le Mans with five wins in the premier class, starts in sixth. In eight and ninth are Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. There's some good news as Cal Crutchlow is declared fit to race following the nasty highside yesterday in Q1. After a spectacular Saturday, with Frenchman Zarco on pole, we have a mouth-watering race on our hands. Tune in at 12 PM GMT!
Temp: 24°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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