NOT the MotoGP News: Oil! It’s all about the oil!
Welcome to NOT The MotoGP News – our blog by Guy Anderson. Oh – and when you’re done, make sure to go follow Guy on Twitter – @SirGuyGuisborne > Le Mans – it’s in the Loire, not Normandy, BT Sport* As usual, we start with Moto 3… Well, excitement comes in spades,... Read more
Best MotoGP finish for Pol Espargaro at Le Mans.
Following the team’s best qualifying yesterday, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing took their best MotoGP finish today with 12th for Pol Espargaro in front of 104,020 fans watching the French MotoGP. It was a hugely brave effort from Pol Espargaro as he felt a little ill before the race that was... Read more
Maverick Viñales is victorious in tense thriller in Le Mans.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales delivered a stunning performance at the Grand Prix de France, taking his third victory of the season and the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales came out fighting, dominating the MotoGP field to take a sensational victory at the Grand Prix de... Read more
Aleix Espargaró forced to retire in Le Mans.
In the midst of an exciting comeback ride that had taken him from the 18th spot on the starting grid all the way to eighth place, Aleix Espargaró was forced to throw in the towel just five laps from the end due to a breakdown – currently being investigated... Read more
Superb points finish for Tito Rabat in France.
Tito Rabat finished 11th with a brilliant ride from 22nd on the grid in a physically demanding race before a near capacity crowd of 104,000 spectators. The sunny and warm race day was a bonus for Rabat who started calmly from the last row of the grid and executed a... Read more
Miguel Oliveira places outside the Top 15 at Le Mans.
The unfavourable weather conditions encountered by the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders throughout this weekend at Le Mans had a big effect on race day. With the asphalt completely dry and higher temperatures than on previous days, Miguel Oliveira had to prepare an unfamiliar setup for the KTM’s... Read more
Álex Márquez battled to 4th in Le Mans GP
The French GP was a tribute to the tenacity of Álex Márquez who ignored the pain and discomfort of fracture in his left foot to finish a brave fourth. Márquez only conceded the final podium position with five laps reaming after a long and tense battle with Lüthi. Márquez now moves... Read more
Miracle Joan Mir wins Le Mans GP to strengthen championship advantage
The talent of Palma de Mallorca made a resounding comeback in the second race at Le Mans, after tan early red flag. His direct championship rivals fell and the Spaniard saw his points advantage grow as a result. At 11 o’clock local time, the traffic lights at the Bugatti Circuit... Read more
Alvaro Bautista crashes out at Le Mans
The Grand Prix de France saw the arrival of a new local hero in the shape of Johann Zarco, who took his first MotoGP podium in his home race, although the victor was some three seconds up the road from the Frenchman as Maverick Viñales sealed the win and... Read more
Sixth place at Le Mans for Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo, who started today’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans from the sixth row in sixteenth place, was thirteenth by the end of the opening lap and he then made a good recovery which took him to seventh by lap 18. The Spanish rider then gained one more... Read more