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.
Ducati Team ended the first day of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France weekend in seventh and eighth positions, leaving both Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden in confident moods.
Cal Crutchlow admitted his frustration after the opening two practice sessions at Le Mans. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider finished the day in sixth position, but went on to state that he is not feeling well and that his bike was handling badly.
Karel Abraham was back in action as Friday practice took place for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, but admits that he had expected to be in better shape.