French GP (2019)
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Ducati's sporting director Paolo Ciabatti says Danilo Petrucci's podium finish in Le Mans was “very important”, as the Italian manufacturer approaches decision time for its 2020 MotoGP line-up.
Pol Espargaro says MotoGP rival Danilo Petrucci has a “different view of racing”, after the Italian broke a winglet against Espargaro while making an overtake in the French Grand Prix.
Valentino Rossi says he "suffered very much" on the straights in the 2019 French Grand Prix at Le Mans, with his Yamaha lacking top speed compared to rival bikes.
Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro said it was “really painful” to finish nearly half a minute behind race winner Marc Marquez in the French Grand Prix.
Marc Marquez says the 2019 Honda MotoGP bike allows him to be more versatile than on last year's version, as he can now use “two or three different riding styles”.
Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo feels being able to compete with the satellite LCR bikes in Le Mans demonstrated his progress, even if the result wasn't a major improvement.
MotoGP rookie sensation Fabio Quartararo revealed that he turned his bike into qualifying mode during the French Grand Prix, without worrying about whether his tyres would last.
Karel Abraham was left “really upset” by the synchronised crash on the formation lap of the French Grand Prix, in which he fell and was hit by Joan Mir's Suzuki.
Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says he fell out of the French Grand Prix podium positions because he "got carried away" racing Marc Marquez and damaged his tyres.
Pol Espargaro said that finishing 5.9s behind Marc Marquez in sixth place in MotoGP's French Grand Prix was "unbelievable".
Andrea Dovizioso says he had no qualms about his Ducati MotoGP team allowing his squadmate Danilo Petrucci to fight him at Le Mans instead of deploying team orders like “in Formula 1”.
Ducati factory rider Danilo Petrucci said that he was "very, very scared" to hit his teammate Andrea Dovizioso while attacking him for second in MotoGP's French Grand Prix.
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez eased to his third victory of the campaign at Le Mans, recording Honda's 300th win in grand prix motorcycle racing's premier class.
SRT Yamaha rookie Fabio Quartararo set the pace in the Sunday morning MotoGP warm-up session at Le Mans, followed by pole-sitter Marc Marquez.
LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow says MotoGP riders would overwhelmingly back a change to the “stupid rule” that awards spots in Q2 on the basis of combined times from practice.
KTM MotoGP rider Johann Zarco claimed that he could have been in the mix for pole position in the qualifying session at Le Mans if not for a mistake in strategy in Q1.
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez secured pole position for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, despite crashing his Honda immediately after his fastest lap.
Maverick Vinales set the pace in a wet third MotoGP free practice at Le Mans, as championship protagonists Valentino Rossi and Alex Rins were among those consigned to a Q1 appearance.