France – Sprint: Jorge Martin wins without being worried

Jorge Martin did not find an opponent capable of challenging him for victory during the Sprint of the French MotoGP Grand Prix.

Published on 11/05/2024 à 15:24

Luca Bartolomeo

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France – Sprint: Jorge Martin wins without being worried

Jorge Martin wins the French Grand Prix Sprint ©Red Bull Content Pool

Le MotoGP sets down his bags at Le Mans for the French GP, during which Jorge Martin will have to reaffirm his status as leader after his retirement during the Spanish GP which served the cause of Francesco Bagnaia. After the qualifying session, the Spaniard took pole position, just ahead of his rival, while fabio quartararo qualified seventh.

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Sprint:

  • There was no duel between Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia when the lights went out. The Spaniard got an excellent start, and was able to negotiate the first turn in the lead, while the Italian completely missed his takeoff, to complete the first lap in fifteenth position.
  • The reigning world champion's misfortunes did not end there, as he then lost control of his bike, going wide at turn 7. The Ducati rider managed to return to the track after passing through the gravel trap , and was then in last position.
  • Marc Marquez quickly recovered from his failed qualification. Author of a flamboyant start, the No. 93 managed to climb into fourth position.

  • After three laps of the race, Jorge Martin prances in the lead, but is unable to get rid of Marco Bezzecchi, while Marc Marquez is eyeing the leading duo in third position.
  • The ranking will remain unchanged until mid-race, except that the Pramac driver managed to widen the gap compared to Bezzecchi, who is preparing to undergo the attacks of Marquez. The Italian will not have to do so, however, since he falls at the end of the eighth lap. Marquez moves into second position and Maverick Vinales then has a podium within reach.

  • At the start of the last pass, Martin is two seconds ahead of his closest pursuer. Advance which he manages to impose himself without too much difficulty. Marc Marquez finished second, while Maverick Vinales managed to outrun Enea Bastianini to complete the top-3.

  • Qualified in seventh position, Fabio Quartararo was unable to contain the KTM and Ducati riders who were coming back behind him, and quickly fell to eleventh place. The Frenchman finished the event in tenth position.
  • Johann Zarco, for his part, took advantage of the racing events to take thirteenth place in the Sprint.

MotoGP France – Sprint Ranking

Luca Bartolomeo

Certified Belgian without accent who writes with pleasure for a French site. In charge of MotoGP

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