Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa started working on the setup of their RC213V on the French GP’s opening day, which took place in fine albeit a bit cool weather conditions, with max air and ground temperatures of 22° and 27° C, respectively.
Marquez set the third-fastest time both in the morning and the afternoon sessions while working on electronics and on the general setup of the bike, looking to improve his pace on the first and third sectors of the track.
Pedrosa had a very positive start to the day, clocking the fastest time in FP1. He also started the afternoon session quite strong, breaking trough the 1’34” barrier in his first run before trying some setup changes that didn’t help him to make an additional step forward as he had hoped.
Both riders tried the new rear tyre that Michelin brought and look forward to continuing their work on it, beginning with tomorrow’s FP3 session at 9:55 a.m. local time.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'32.830|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||0.339|
|3||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.483|
|4||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||0.576|
|5||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||0.744|
|6||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.765|
|7||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.783|
|8||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.918|
|9||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.121|
|10||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.144|
|11||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.220|
|12||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.223|
|13||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.253|
|14||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.476|
|15||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.534|
|16||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.595|
|17||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.701|
|18||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1.826|
|19||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.912|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1.959|
|21||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2.259|
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|
|Longest straight||0.674 kilometres / 0.419 miles|
|Resurfacing||Resurfaced before 2017 round|
Automobile Club de l'Ouest, Le Mans, France - View in Google Maps
|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)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda, 2018)|