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MotoGP Results – 2022 MotoGP World Championship round 7


French MotoGP, Le Mans – Free Practice (3) Results
Pos Rider Nat Team Time/Diff Lap Max
1 ^3 Johann Zarco FR Pramac Ducati (GP22) 1’30.537s 21/21 320k
2 ^3 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.031s 20/22 317k
3 ^3 Fabio Quartararo FR Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.145s 20/20 314k
4 ^10 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.248s 20/20 315k
5 ^5 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.300s 21/21 319k
6 ˅4 Alex Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.449s 19/20 318k
7 ^15 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.525s 22/22 317k
8 ˅5 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.550s 20/20 318k
9 ^4 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.565s 16/17 317k
10 ˅1 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.614s 19/22 318k
11 ^1 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.632s 17/19 320k
12 ˅4 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.691s 16/21 317k
13 ^4 Luca Marine ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.691s 22/22 319k
14 ˅7 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.816s 20/20 314k
15th ^1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.866s 21/21 322k
16 15th Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +1.002s 16/18 320k
17 ˅2 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +1.056s 16/18 320k
18 ^2 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.162s 18/20 314k
19 ˅8 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.179s 20/21 312k
20 ˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +1.310s 21/23 313k
21 = Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.350s 16/18 317k
22 ˅4 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.465s 21/22 318k
23 = Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +2.546s 9/15 314k
24 = Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* +2.704s 16/19 316k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is the same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.

* Rookie

Fastest Friday time:
Enea Bastianini ITA Ducati 1m 31.148s

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 31.185s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 32.309s (2017)

Johann Zarco thrills the Le Mans fans by rocketing to the top of a frantic Free Practice 3 for the French MotoGP, at a bright and sunny Le Mans.

Fellow home hero and reigning champion Fabio Quartararo was first to break the official lap record, with Ducati’s Jerez winner Francesco Bagnaia on top as the chequered flag was waved.

But Zarco wasn’t done yet and steered his Pramac Ducati to a time of 1m 30.537s, 0.031s better than Bagnaia, on his 21st and final lap.

Marc Marquez hitched a tow behind Quartararo to claim fourth in the final minute, the pair shaking hands after the chequered flag.

Jack Miller, Aleix Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Rins and Pol Espargaro (who fell) completed the top nine withEnea Bastianini clinging to the final direct transfer place for Q2 courtesy of his Friday best, having been forced to park his Gresini Ducati at the side of the track due to a technical problem.

Among those heading to Qualifying 1 will be Jorge Martin, Maverick Vinales and Joan Mir.

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 – Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
Pos Rider Nat Team
1 Johann Zarco FR Pramac Ducati (GP22)
2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22)
3 Fabio Quartararo FR Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
4 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V)
5 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22)
6 Alex Espargaro SPA Aprilia Factory (RS-GP)
7 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)
8 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
9 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V)
10 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)

Tech3 KTM’s Raul Fernandez is returning to action this weekend after being ruled out of the Portimao and Jerez rounds due to a right-hand injury.

Jack Miller won last year’s French Grand Prix, after a flag-to-flag race caused by a heavy rain shower. The Australian was joined on the podium by home heroes Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco.

Quartararo returns to Le Mans holding a 7-point title lead over Aleix Espargaro with Enea Bastianini in third (20 points).

Jerez winner Francesco Bagnaia is 33 points adrift, in fifth.

Le Mans is also the first event since the shock news that Suzuki intends to leave MotoGP at the end of this season.

French MotoGP schedule – UK Time

Friday May 13

8.00-8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 1

8.55-9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 1

9.55-10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 1

12.15-12.55pm – Moto3 Free Practice 2

1.10-1.55pm – MotoGP Free Practice 2

2.10pm-2.50pm – Moto2 Free Practice 2

Saturday May 14

8.00-8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 3

8.55-9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 3

9.55am-10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 3

11.35am-11.50am – Moto3 Qualifying 1

12-12.15pm – Moto3 Qualifying 2

12.30-1pm – MotoGP Free Practice 4

1.10-1.25pm ​​- MotoGP Qualifying 1

1.35-1.50pm – MotoGP Qualifying 2

2.10-2.25pm ​​- Moto2 Qualifying 1

2.35pm-2.50pm – Moto2 Qualifying 2

Sunday May 15

8.00-8.10am – Moto3 warm-up

8.20-8.30am – Moto2 warm-up

8.40-9am – MotoGP warm-up

10am – Moto3 race

11.20am – Moto2 race

1pm – MotoGP race

Jerez: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos Rider Nat Team Points Diff.
1 = Fabio Quartararo FR Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 89
2 ^1 Alex Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 82 (-7)
3 ^1 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 69 (-20)
4 ˅2 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 69 (-20)
5 ^5 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 56 (-33)
6 = Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 56 (-33)
7 ˅2 Johann Zarco FR Pramac Ducati (GP22) 51 (-38)
8 ˅1 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) 48 (-41)
9 ^2 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 44 (-45)
10 ˅2 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) 43 (-46)
11 ˅2 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 42 (-47)
12 ^1 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 35 (-54)
13 = Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 28 (-61)
14 = Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 27 (-62)
15th ^3 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 21 (-68)
16 ˅1 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 18 (-71)
17 ^2 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 16 (-73)
18 ^1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 15th (-74)
19 ˅3 Luca Marine ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 14 (-75)
20 = Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 8 (-81)
21 ˅1 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 6 (-83)
22 = Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 3 (-86)

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