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MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Spanish GP win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) led the 25-lap Gran Premio Red Bull de España from start to finish to claim his second win of the campaign after Argentina. The reigning champion was joined on the all-Spanish podium of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fourth round by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). The day’s top three featured three different bikemakers. 

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Racecard

The World MotoGP championship is back in Europe with the #SpanishGP, Round 4 of the season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

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MotoGP: Marc Márquez takes Le Mans spoils

The winner of Sunday’s HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France (Round 5 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship) at Le Mans-Bugatti was Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team). Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) were second and third.

After starting the 2018 French GP from second on the grid with his Honda sitting on medium and hard MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, Márquez completed the first of the race’s 27 laps in fourth position. The world champion then took command on Lap 10 after easing past Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) who had leapt into the lead from sixth position at lights-out.

Márquez went on to post a series of quick laps that provided him with a handsome cushion of more than two seconds over Petrucci.

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Despite qualifying a relatively lowly ninth, Rossi took part in the podium celebrations for the first time since Qatar. The nine-time champion gradually worked his way up the order to move into third place on Lap 13 before successfully defending that position to the flag.

Pole-sitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) – who established a new qualifying record for Le Mans with a 1m31.185s – was caught out on Lap 8 while running in second spot behind Lorenzo. The same misadventure had eliminated the latter’s team-mate Andrea Dovizioso three laps earlier.

Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) figured in the afternoon’s top five, while Lorenzo and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ended up sixth and seventh, ahead of the astonishing Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda). Following a nasty fall during the second qualifying session, the Briton spent Saturday night under observation in hospital but was declared fit to race. The reward for his perseverance was eighth place.

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) rounded out the top 10.

Marc Márquez’s third row win of the season has taken him further clear at the top of the provisional championship standings on 95 points, ahead of Viñales (59) and Zarco (58).

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Prochaine épreuve : Grand Prix d’Italie, Mugello, du 1er au 3 juin 2018

FIA WRC

Tänak earns Michelin’s 333rd WRC victory

The first Rally Chile to count towards the FIA World Rally Championship was won by Estonia’s Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin) who notched up Michelin’s 333rd WRC success in the process. French world champions Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin) and Sébastien Loeb (Hyundai/Michelin) were second and third, while WRC2 victor was the young Finnish Michelin runner Kalle Rovanperä (Skoda). 

FIA Formula E

Monaco glory for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin)

Pole-sitter Jean-Eric Vergne collected his second win of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship in Monaco to go top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. Oliver Rowland (2nd, Nissan e.dams/Michelin), Felipe Massa (3rd, Venturi Formula E Team/Michelin) and Pascal Wehrlein (4th, Mahindra Racing/Michelin) made it four different teams in the day’s top-four, blanketed by just 1.439 seconds! 

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