The Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) won the Grand Prix of France de MotoGP. On the fifth date of the 2021 season of Motorcycle World Championship the aussie was escorted by the locals Johann zarco (Ducati) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), who with this result retakes the leadership of the tournament.
Zarco was less than five seconds behind the winner after a comeback in the second part of the competition, while Quartararo reached 14 seconds and secured third place, which allows him to regain first place in the World Cup that was held by the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), fourth at Le Mans and one unit behind the Frenchman.
"Two wins in a row, it's fantastic"noted Miller, who was forced to serve a double penalty during the competition (long lap) for having exceeded the speed limit in the pits when changing bikes. With his third win of the year and his third in MotoGP, he climbed to fourth place in the tournament.
"Maybe if we had changed a bit before the bike, we could have won the race"said Zarco, after obtaining his third second place this season. Now he occupies the third position of the World Cup behind Quartararo and Bagnaia.
His compatriot Quartararo, on the other hand, was happier. "I'm very happy, it's like a victory for me", he pointed out in clear reference to the fact that his front tire was completely worn at the end of the test.
The Spanish Marc Márquez (Honda), six times world champion in the category, who had started on the second row of the grid, abandoned in the absence of new laps, due to a fall, in which he did not hurt himself. Before, with 19 laps to go, he had fallen for the first time when he was first in the race ...
En Moto2 Spanish won Raul Fernandez (Kalex). With this result he was placed one point behind the leader of the contest, the Australian Remy gardner (Kalex), who escorted him. On Moto3 There was also a triumph for Spain from the hand of Sergio Garcia (GasGas). His compatriot Pedro Acosta (KTM) finished eighth, although still leading the championship.
The World Cup will continue on May 30 in Mugello, Italy.