Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) has imposed himself with great authority in the Monster Energy Grand Prix of France and increases his advantage in the Championship after adding his fifth consecutive win of the season. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Alvaro Bautista (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) have completed the Le Mans podium.
The French test started with a great start by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who took the lead of the race (28 laps) in the first moments. There, in the almost always tumultuous movements of the first corners, there has been an error by Marquez that has made him lose several positions and has conditioned the first half of the race.
Rossi has quickly overtaken his compatriot Ducati and has assumed command, willing to try to escape by taking advantage of the raids that occurred behind him. However, the leader of MotoGP ™ has undertaken a frenetic chase and has realized in the following turns of Jorge Lorenzo – after another mistake in which both he and the Mallorcan have lost momentarily their plot – Stefan Bradl – in a clean overtaking and adjusted in the linked curves – and then his old rival in Moto2 ™, Pol Espargaró (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who stayed ahead after leaving today for the first time from the front row of MotoGP.
Stabilized the race after the first ten laps, in the spotlight of Márquez and was only the nine times world champion, which has been cutting meters to get to his wheel and overtake him then taking advantage of a braking error of the Italian, who he has involuntarily facilitated the task.
Before the test arrived at its equator, the world champion had already dominated the race, without Rossi, the youngest of the Espargaró or Bautista, who were driving behind, giving evidence of being able to respond to the accelerated pace of the driver. Cervera. Márquez has managed with astuteness the last turns, without risking, and has crossed the finish line with a few meters of advantage over Rossi – a second in the middle of the clock – to score his fifth consecutive victory in a championship that at the moment dominates at pleasure.
Rossi has rekindled laurels on the track of Le Mans with the second position – his third podium this year – and Bautista has definitively shelved his hectic start of the course by catching his first podium of 2014.
Pol Espargaró has made his best result in MotoGP so far with the fourth position, ahead of a Dani Pedrosa who has been weighed down by his recent operation on one arm and has been left for the first time this year out of the drawers. Lorenzo has been sixth while Bradl, Dovizioso, Aleix Espargaró and Bradley Smith have completed the top ten positions.