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French MotoGP, Le Mans - Race Results

Race results from the 2014 French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 5 of 18.
A frantic first lap saw Marc Marquez drop from pole to tenth place, before the world champion fought back up the order to take the lead from Valentino Rossi just before the halfway stage.

Alvaro Bautista got the better of rookie Pol Espargaro to complete the podium, with Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo a muted fifth and sixth.

Early race leader Andrea Dovizioso slipped back to ninth place.

Danilo Petrucci was absent due to a broken wrist at Jerez, with his planned Ioda replacement Luca Scassa then breaking a femur in testing at Mugello…

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1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 3.925s
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 5.411s
3. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 44m 7.069s
4. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 44m 7.642s
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 8.002s
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 11.013s
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 44m 15.452s
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 26.028s
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 44m 26.551s
10. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 27.033s
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 29.705s
12. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 44m 43.448s
13. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 44m 46.469s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 44m 46.661s
15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 45m 0.569s
16. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 45m 18.048s
17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 45m 23.648s
18. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 45m 34.859s
19. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 45m 38.446s
Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) DNF
Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) DNF
Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) DNF

Blue Name = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new MotoGP manufacturers.
Same 24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums. If Ducati claims three wins they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red Name = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.
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May 18, 2014 2:15 PM

Its a great podium finish.. What we can say about Marc? Incredible is good i think, Rossi has been amyzing to and Fair enaugth for Bautista he was so happy that is impossible to not smile with him, i just hope he keeps playing without crashes its good for him and everybody.. Pol Espargaro was also great to wach... Lorenzo is with mind problems and Pedrosa is on the same Can t wait for Mugello.. Go Rossi Home race is coming


May 18, 2014 2:17 PM

Masterclass from Marquez, coming from behind. Must have been demoralising for the 9 riders that he passed... Some good rides from Rossi, Bautista, Pol Esp, and gutsy fight from Pedrosa, and nice early work from Doviziosa and Bradl...good to see. I thought Lorenzo would be more competitive, but he still had problems.

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