One of the VIPs at Sunday’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France was 2008 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver exchanged helmets with current MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and talked of impressive rookie Marc Marquez.
Ducati Team enjoyed a much stronger Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, with Andrea Dovizioso leading for much of the race en route to fourth position. With teammate Nicky Hayden fifth, the result was the squad’s best since Malaysia 2012.
Stefan Bradl had a third crash from in races as he slid out of Sunday’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, but had been suffering from visibility problems.
Power Electronics Aspar’s Randy de Puniet will travel to Japan tomorrow to test Suzuki’s potential MotoGP™ entry for 2014 following the disappointment of a crash in his home race at Le Mans.
Dani Pedrosa’s fourth victory at Le Mans but first in the premier class makes the Spaniard the first two-time race victor in 2013. After the race, the Repsol Honda Team rider explained how he had risen from sixth position on the starting grid.
Yamaha Factory Racing had a tough time at Le Mans, with Jorge Lorenzo struggling to seventh position as Valentino Rossi fell en route to 12th place.
Marc Marquez has maintained his 100% podium finishing record for the MotoGP™ season, having notched up a fourth top three result in the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
Cal Crutchlow seized his first podium of the MotoGP™ season in Le Mans and career-best result on Sunday, despite suffering from much pain in his right knee after a crash on Saturday. The result marked the third rostrum finish of his career so far.