Marc Marquez took his third win of the 2019 season with another dominating performance as teammate Jorge Lorenzo took his best finish of the season with 11th.

Cold conditions from morning Warm Up carried through until the start of the French Grand Prix at 14:00 local time, a track temperature of just 18°C made for treacherous opening laps.

Marc Marquez was able to keep clear of trouble to open a small advantage, Jack Miller the only rider able to stay with him. Miller was briefly able to get past, but the Repsol Honda Team rider responded to the challenge on lap six and retook the lead. Steadily building his lead lap-by-lap, Marquez crossed the line 1.9 seconds clear of Dovizioso, claiming Honda’s 300th win in the premier class.

The win is also Marquez’s 47th in the premier class, drawing equal with Jorge Lorenzo in third on the all time premier class wins list. Marquez now extends his lead in the MotoGP World Championship to eight points, Honda maintaining a healthy advantage in the Constructor Championship.

With his best start of the year, Jorge Lorenzo was able to immediately insert himself into the group battling for the top ten. Able to attack multiple times, Lorenzo found himself as high as seventh. Ultimately crossing the line in 11th, Lorenzo takes his best finish of the season as he continues his adaption to the Honda.

The MotoGP World Championship now prepares to head to the iconic Mugello circuit for the Italian Grand Prix, May 31 – June 02.

Marc Marquez

1st

“Of course here in Le Mans it’s always difficult with the temperature and the weather, especially today. I think this is the first time I have had a race where I had the soft tyre in the front but it was the safest option. I was focused on being consistent until I saw the gap increasing, I pushed a little bit more and into the low 32s until I saw I had two seconds. I’m happy with today’s result and it is fantastic to be able to take Honda’s 300th premier class win!”

Jorge Lorenzo

11th

“11th place is not where we want to be but I saw progress. This makes me happy and gives me even more enthusiasm for the next races. It was the first weekend I finished a day in the top five, qualified in the top eight and you know, apart from Qatar where it was a slow race, this is the race where I finished closest to the winner. We’re learning more each weekend and race, it is just a matter of time. Thanks to the Repsol Honda Team for continuing to work hard and congratulations to Honda for 300 wins.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 5   France

French Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
79%
Track Temp
19°C
Air Temp
15°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 41'53.647
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team Ducati 1.984
3 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 16 Ducati Team Ducati 2.142
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS 13 Pramac Racing Ducati 2.940
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 3.053
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 5.935
7 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 7.187
8 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 8 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 8.439
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 7 LCR Honda Honda 9.853
10 Rins Alex 42 SPA 6 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 13.709
11 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 5 Repsol Honda Team Honda 15.003
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 29.512
13 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33.061
14 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 2 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 35.481
15 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 1 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 36.044
16 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1 Lap
17 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
18 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
19 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha DNF
20 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati DNF
22 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati DSQ

Le Mans 2019 Highlights

Location Information

Built in 1965 around the existing 24-Hour track, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit lies 5km south of the city of Le Mans and 200km south-west of Paris. The venue has hosted Grand Prix since the late sixties but a serious accident to Spanish rider Alberto Puig in… read more.

Length 4.185 kilometres / 2.6 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 9
Longest straight 0.674 kilometres / 0.419 miles
Constructed 1966
Modified 2008
Resurfacing Resurfaced before 2017 round

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, Le Mans, France - View in Google Maps

www.lemans.org

Records

Pole Position 1m 31.185s (165.2km/h) Johann Zarco (Yamaha, 2018)
Race Lap 1m 32.309s (163.2km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha, 2017)
Race Time 41m49.773s (162 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)