MOTO GP – French GP – Race
What can be concluded after today’s race, is that probably would be hard to summarize all the events that occurred on it. Like last year, The rain made an act of presence on the race, having chaotic outcomes that shake up the standings and an exciting race to enjoy.
The race started with all bikers on dry compound, Miller, Viñales and Quartararo were up front on the first laps on the race, followed by Rins, Marc Marquez and Nakagami
But on few laps later, the chaos started.
Rain hit the track hard and the surface was getting wet, many riders were affected with an incident, like Rins, Morbidelli some of the names among them. White flag was showed and riders entered to change the bike.
Marc Marquez was looking strong on the wet track, as the physical effort were less compared to a dry track, getting away from Quartararo and Viñales and having a true chance to return to the top spot of the podium. Unfortunately for the Cervera rider, he had an incident some laps later and was demoted to the back of the grid.
Quartararo was the provisional leader with a gap to work, the only problem? Jack Miller was cutting the gap on a exponential way. Even as he and Bagnaia had to do a long turn after exceding velocity on pit-lane. Eventually, the Aussie made a move on the Frenchman several laps later, with Quartararo also having to made a long turn, as he parked on his Teammate box on the bike change. Oliveira, Mir, Savadori and Aleix Espargaro were some other names that have to retire from the race.
The race became a battle of endurance on the most famous circuit that test that skill, as riders had to be precautious on not making a mistake and having the fastest bike on tricky conditions. Miller was looking strong on 1st, Quartararo was being chased by Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia was doing a unexpected comeback after a forgettable Qualy session. Marquez was even the fastes rider on track and also making a comeback, but he suffered another crash on track and retired.
The Sun eventually come out on the last laps of the race, with the three Ducati’s still looking strong, Quartararo hanging on to the podium and also mentioning an underrated comeback from Danilo Petrucci on the Tech 3 KTM. Eventually there were not much changes on track and Miller got back 2 back wins. Zarco finishes 2nd and Quartararo gets 3rd on a very chaotic race.
1. Jack Miller /// 2. Johann Zarco /// 3. Fabio Quartararo
4. Francesco Bagnaia /// 5. Danilo Petrucci /// 6. Alex Marquez
7. Takaaki Nakagami /// 8. Pol Espargaro /// 9. Iker Lecuona
10. Maverick Viñales /// 11. Valentino Rossi /// 12. Luca Marini
13. Brad Binder /// 14. Enea Bastianini /// 15. Tito Rabat
16. Franco Morbidelli
DNF: Marc Marquez, Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Miguel Oliveira, Lorenzo Savadori, Aleix Espargaro
With these results, Quartararo gains the lead on the championship by just 1 point, meanwhile Ducati has Bagnaia, Zarco and Miller closely chasing the leader. Next stop, Mugello for the Italian GP on 2 weeks