Marc Marquez and teammate Jorge Lorenzo completed a positive opening day of practice in France, taking second and fourth respectively.

Building on the work done in Free Practice 1, Marc Marquez was immediately able to lap in the low 1’32s and quickly moved to top the time sheets during the second session. Although focusing on longer runs, Marquez remained quickest for much of the session and ended the day with a 1’31.618, the second fastest rider of the day.

A small fall at Turn 8 early in Free Practice 1 did little to upset Jorge Lorenzo’s Friday performance in France. A calm start to Free Practice 2 saw Lorenzo explode to the top of the time sheets in the closing minutes of the session. Ultimately setting a 1’31.716 to end the day in fourth overall.

Action resumes in France with Free Practice 3 at 09:55 local time on Saturday, May 18, and Q2 then starting at 14:35 local time. Mixed forecasts mean the Repsol Honda Team are ready for rain or shine tomorrow.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

The feeling is great today and I’m very happy because we were able to work in a good way, like always. The only change we made was a new tyre at the end of FP2 where normally we use the same tyres. With the weather looking unstable tomorrow it was best to do this. Also today I made a big save in FP1, it was my second run and I was able to save it but it took me by surprise a little bit because it’s so bumpy. Another nice video for the collection! There are many fast people and with the changing weather we will maintain our focus.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo 99

Today didn’t start in the ideal way with the crash this morning. I was running with too much lean over the curbs and wasn’t able to save it. We came back stronger, in Free Practice 2 we made one change to the bike and I was able to feel much better on corner entry. It has helped a lot and we will keep trying different bits to become more and more confident. Conditions look like they could change tomorrow, but for today it was positive.

Repsol Honda Team
Grand Prix de France

Le Mans, France

MotoGP 2019, Round 5

Cloudy / 20
Friday 17 May 2019, 15:16 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 20°C
  • Humidity: 39%
  • Ground Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 1'31.428
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.190
3 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.285
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.288
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.308
6 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.471
7 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.495
8 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.704
9 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.775
10 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.810
11 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.811
12 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.842
13 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.857
14 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.892
15 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.894
16 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.957
17 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.146
18 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.571
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.713
20 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.973
21 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.003
22 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.475
Rider Standings
Sunday, 5 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 70 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Alex RINS 42 SPA 69 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 67 Ducati Team Ducati
4 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 61 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
5 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 41 Ducati Team Ducati
6 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 30 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 29 LCR Honda Honda
8 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 29 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 27 LCR Honda Honda
10 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 25 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
11 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 21 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 18 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
13 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 17 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
14 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 11 Repsol Honda Team Honda
15 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 9 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
16 Joan MIR 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 7 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
18 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
19 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
20 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 6 HRC Test Team Honda
21 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati