Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to France for round 5 of the MotoGP World Championship, to be held at historic Le Mans circuit on Sunday.
Marquez dominated the last two MotoGP rounds, in the USA and Spain, where he helped Michelin celebrate their 400th Grand Prix victory. Now he prepares to face the challenges posed by the Bugatti circuit’s stop-and-go layout. The 25-year-old aims to maintain the momentum that currently has him at the top of the Championship by 12 points.
Pedrosa looks forward to taking advantage of the positive feeling he has with his RC213V, at a track where he has been quite successful over the course of his career.
At the Gran Prix de France
Dani Pedrosa has 4 wins: 1 x 125 (2003), 2 x 250 (2004 and 2005), and 1 x MotoGP (2013), plus an additional 4 podiums and 6 pole positions.
Marc Marquez has 2 wins: 1 x Moto2 (2011), and 1 x MotoGP (2014), plus an additional 2 podiums and 5 pole positions.
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)|