MotoGP Le Mans Results 2019

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By Bruce Allen

We’ve seen some of this before. In the MotoGP tilt, Marc Marquez took the hole shot, held off an early challenge from Ducati hothead Jack Miller, and won the French Grand Prix going away, never seriously challenged. This, after little brother Alex, whose last win came in Japan in 2017, survived the demolition derby that was Moto2 and brought joy to Catalans everywhere. After the race, dad Julià, jubilant, sought out a quiet corner of the garage and gave birth to a litter of kittens.

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Marc Marquez’s victory was the 300th premier class win for Honda.

At various points during the weekend, it appeared the winner might come from any number of camps. The Petronas Yamaha and factory Ducati teams were heard from early. Marquez was buzzing around the top of the timesheets in each session. Maverick Viñales had some encouraging moments, and there was a Jorge Lorenzo sighting in the top five during FP2. Valentino Rossi would finagle his way onto the second row after a forgettable couple of days. The Suzukis were struggling, and KTM had but one rider, Pol Espargaro, who seemed capable of wrestling the RC16 to a top ten finish.

Practice and Qualifying

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After his outing at Jerez, Fabio Quartararo continued to impress in his home race at Le Mans, leading after the first practice session.

With the weekend forecast looking dismal, there came the growing possibility that Friday could determine which riders passed into Q2. This moved the majority to put on their big boy leathers and let it all hang out late in FP1, with startling rookie homeboy Fabio Quartararo topping the sheets, followed by Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, Viñales and Marquez. My boy Alex …read more

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