French GP (2018)

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Redding 'lost his mind' amid Le Mans pressure

Aprilia MotoGP rider Scott Redding admits he 'lost his mind' during last weekend's French Grand Prix amid the pressure to show he deserves to retain his seat.

Hectic MotoGP schedule hindering Pedrosa’s recovery

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa admits that MotoGP’s hectic schedule has stopped him from fully recovering from his Jerez crash earlier this month.

Vinales "didn't care" if he crashed at Le Mans

Maverick Vinales says he started to risk crashing "in every corner" during MotoGP's French Grand Prix as he was frustrated at being so far down the order.

Miller hails Le Mans as his 'most convincing race'

Jack Miller says his fourth place at Le Mans was perhaps his 'most convincing' race, even compared to his maiden MotoGP race win at Assen.

Lorenzo: Le Mans race struggles down to "stamina"

Jorge Lorenzo says the physical demands of Ducati's 2018 MotoGP bike led to him struggling for "stamina" and tumbling down the order in the French Grand Prix.

Crutchlow explains Le Mans hospital ordeal

Cal Crutchlow has described the ordeal of his overnight hospital stay in Le Mans  after his heroic comeback ride in MotoGP’s French Grand Prix.

Rossi suggests Le Mans layout flattered Yamaha

Valentino Rossi has indicated his podium finish in MotoGP’s French Grand Prix owed more the Le Mans track layout than any major breakthrough for Yamaha.

Marquez: Practice crash helped save my race

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says his crash in practice ahead of the French Grand Prix allowed him to prevent a fall at the same corner en route to victory in the race.

Zarco: Impatience at passing Lorenzo caused crash

Johann Zarco admits his impatience trying to pass Jorge Lorenzo for the lead of his home MotoGP race was what caused him to crash out at Le Mans.

Dovizioso: “Unacceptable” mistakes will cost me title shot

Andrea Dovizioso says mistakes like the one that caused him to crash out of the lead of MotoGP’s French Grand Prix are “unacceptable”.

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez wins, Dovizioso and Zarco crash

Marc Marquez extended his MotoGP points lead with a relatively straightforward victory in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, helped by crashes for Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco.

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez leads Dovizioso in warm-up

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the way in Sunday morning's warm-up session at Le Mans, beating Andrea Dovizioso by four tenths of a second.

Crutchlow declared fit to race at Le Mans

Cal Crutchlow has been declared fit to race in MotoGP's French Grand Prix after being released from hospital following his heavy crash in qualifying.

Crutchlow escapes "major injury" after Le Mans crash

Cal Crutchlow has escaped "major injury" after his huge highside crash during qualifying for MotoGP's French Grand Prix, but a decision on whether he will race is yet to be made.

Analysis: Why Le Mans is Zarco's best chance yet to win

Johann Zarco was the star in qualifying on home turf at Le Mans, and on the evidence of his race pace the Frenchman also has a very good chance to take a long-awaited maiden victory in MotoGP.

Zarco "confused" by Le Mans pole lap

Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco says he was “confused” when he saw the laptime that secured him pole position for the MotoGP race at Le Mans.

Vinales wishes Le Mans MotoGP race was at 9am

Maverick Vinales says he wishes MotoGP’s French Grand Prix would take place at 9am after rising temperatures scuppered his pole challenge.

Le Mans MotoGP: Zarco scorches to home pole

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco will start his home MotoGP race from pole after beating Marc Marquez to top a frenetic qualifying session at Le Mans.

Le Mans MotoGP: Vinales tops FP3, Marquez crashes

Maverick Vinales topped his first MotoGP race weekend session in nine months by going fastest in third practice at Le Mans, while Marc Marquez recovered from a crash to finish second.

Rossi: Le Mans practice proved my fears wrong

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi says his form in Friday practice at Le Mans allayed his fears after poor showings at Jerez and in private testing at Mugello.

New fairing means Honda can be "strong everywhere"

MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez says the new aerodynamic fairing Honda introduced at the French Grand Prix will allow the manufacturer to be competitive at every race track over the season.

Le Mans MotoGP: Dovizioso beats lap record in FP2

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso led the way in second practice for this weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans, leading Marc Marquez by a little under two tenths of a second.

Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati contract

Ducati officially confirmed that its star MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso will continue with the team until the end of the 2020 season.

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez edges out Dovizioso in FP1

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez led the opening practice session for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans after beating Andrea Dovizioso by a scant 0.025 seconds.