Marc Marquez takes the crown once again by winning an interesting 2019 FrenchGP which was the round 5 of this year’s MotoGP world championship. It was a good race that kept the fans engaged from the beginning till the end.
Marquez had a great start and he took the lead in the first lap but he still had to fight to stay in the front. Miller showed a great performance and was right behind the world championship leader during the initial laps. He made a bold move to pass Marquez and become the race leader for the first time. Unfortunately, he couldn’t hold this place for long and was overtaken by Marquez very quickly.
While Marquez started to gain his pace and increase the gap, the fight for the 2nd place grew pretty intense as Miller, Petrucci, and Dovizioso put on a really good show. During the latter part of the race, Miller started to struggle to find grip which affected his lap times causing him to fall behind. Dovi and Petrucci utilised this opportunity and passed Miller finishing at the 2nd and 3rd place respectively with Miller on the 4th spot.
Rossi started and ended the FrenchGP at the same 5th position. He did try to gain a few places but the M1 just couldn’t keep up with the Ducatis ahead. The Doctor’s teammate, Maverick Vinales crashed out of the race which wasn’t his mistake.
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Fabio Quartararo, the young French rider, who showed his talent at the last round of the 2019 MotoGP season, didn’t get the start he would have wanted. But he pushed really hard and even set the fastest lap time of the race and finished at 7th. The way he was riding he would have reached in the top 5 spots had there been a few more laps left in the race.
Pol Espargaro rode his RedBull KTM beautifully and grabbed the 6th place which was very impressive and important for the entire team. His teammate Johann Zarco managed to get the 13th place.
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 53.647s
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 41m 55.631s
Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 41m 55.789s
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 41m 56.587s
Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 56.700s
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 41m 59.582s
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 42m 0.834s
Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 42m 2.086s
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 42m 3.500s
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 42m 7.356s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 42m 8.650s
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 23.159s
Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 26.708s
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 42m 29.128s
Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 42m 29.691s
Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* +1 lap
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) DNF
Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) DNF
Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) DNF
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* DNF
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) DNF
Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) DNF