Marc Marquez has collected a second MotoGP™ pole position for this weekend’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France. The championship leader beat current title holder Jorge Lorenzo by just three hundredths of a second as Andrea Dovizioso celebrated his first front row for Ducati Team. Jerez winner Dani Pedrosa will start sixth after crashing.
Marc Marquez posted the quickest lap time of the Le Mans weekend so far as third practice was staged on Saturday morning. The championship leader moved in front of Jorge Lorenzo and Friday pace-setter Dani Pedrosa as the first ten Q2 participants were revealed. Several riders crashed at Turn 3.
Following the decision taken by the FIM Stewards at the World Superbike race 2 in Monza (Italy) on 12 May to cancel the drop of position sanction imposed by the Race Direction on rider Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team), the Aprilia Racing Team and rider Sylvain Guintoli lodged an appeal with the FIM International Disciplinary Court within the time limit (5 days).
The International Disciplinary Court will deal with this case in due time.
MotoGP™ Safety Advisor Loris Capirossi shared his thoughts with motogp.com about the Jerez last corner incident with Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, following much talk and discussion since arriving at Le Mans.