Marquez finishes fourth at Le Mans

Difficult French GP for Spaniard, who just misses out on the podium.

Marc Marquez finished fourth at the fifth round of the MotoGP World Championship at Le Mans. The reigning MotoGP World Champion could not take advantage of having set the fastest time in practice and, after gradually losing ground in the early stages of the race, finally managed to recover two positions on the final laps by overtaking Iannone and Smith.

The next round, the Italian Grand Prix, will be held in a fortnight at the Mugello circuit.

Marc Marquez: “Today the temperature rose sharply; we had not ridden in such conditions at any time this the weekend. On the fourth lap I started to notice that I had a lot of problems with the front end. I think all the Hondas had the same trouble; in fact a lot crashed after losing front grip because we were really suffering. We knew that with a rise in temperature, conditions change, but we expected it to be for the better and this time it was for the worse. We must learn from this race and especially from the data we have gathered.”