MotoGP – French GP – Qualifying
Another weekend of Motorsport, this time it was time for the MotoGP championship with the French Grand Prix at LeMans. Marc Márquez is leading the championship chased by Alex Rins. Will the advantage increase after the race? Let’s start with the qualifying report.
Tricky conditions during the whole day today at LeMans. Valentino Rossi is one of the best for the first round of qualifying, and he was leading the whole session with Morbidelli in second position. Most of the riders received the message to change their bikes and prepared to the last attempt at the French track. Alex Rins, who is the second at the championship was trying to get a good position and fight for the pole in Q2. Oliveira crashed and won’t be able to improve his time. Chequered flag and Rossi and Morbidelli will go to Q2 while the Q2 grid was completed with Bagnaia, Zarco, Crutchlow, Oliveira, Abraham, Mir, Rins, Rabat, Syahrin and Iannone.
Time for the second round and almost every rider hit the track with the wet compound while Rossi is with Quartararo and Viñales who will do their lap with slick tyres, but this time the weather didn’t help and the riders had to change their bikes. Marquez, who was the fastest rider on his first attempt, crashed on his second lap when he was improving his time. Pol Espargaró also crashed when he was improving his time on the same point as Marquez. Another rider who finished at the gravel it was Jack Miller with just a few minutes to the end of the session, same happened to Nakagami with just one minute and a half to the end of the session.
The track was very complicated on the final minutes with so much rain falling to the track, and the riders weren’t able to catch the time of the Spaniard. Chequered flag and the riders passed the finish line for the last time today at Le Mans. Marquez achieved a new pole position, even with a crash with Petrucci 2nd and Miller in 3rd place. The rest of the grid of Q2 was completed with Dovizioso, Rossi, Morbidelli, Nakagami, Lorenzo, Aleix, Quartararo, Viñales and Pol Espargaró.
Tomorrow the weather will be decisive for the race, and Marquez will try to increase his advantage at the MotoGP championship. Will Marquez win the race tomorrow or are we going to see a new winner at the French Grand Prix? The answer tomorrow.