2019 MotoGP French Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

2019 MotoGP French Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

Last Updated: 19 May 2019 - 17:40

Read our 2019 MotoGP French Grand Prix live coverage.

Welcome to our 2019 MotoGP French Grand Prix commentary.

The 2019 French Grand Prix took place on Monday May 20, 2019. Read our MotoGP live commentary to see the coverage as it we reported it live.

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1/27: We're off and Marquez leads into the first chicane. Pet, Mil, Mor, Ros, P.Esp, Dov, Nak, Lor, Viñ follow.


1/27: Marquez leads from pole position ahead of Petrucci, Miller and Morbidelli. 


It looks like a simple case of cold tyres for Mir and Abraham! They are out before the race really begins.


The warm-up lap for the French MotoGP is underway, but somehow Mir and Abraham went down at Turn 3! Zarco ran wide to avoid being skittled by bikes!


There are four previous French MotoGP race winners on the grid in Marquez (x2), Vinales (x1), Lorenzo (x5) and Rossi (x3). Will there be a fifth name to add to that list in the next hour?


Le Mans track temperature is a relatively low 16oC with the thick cloud cover but it looks like the rain will stay away for the start of the race.


Watch the build-up to the French MotoGP live: 


Marquez: "I am so happy for the victory after a long time. It feels really good and is really good for the championship. This win is for the team as I was trying on the soft tyre in warm-up but we went for the hard tyre so thank you to them."


Navarro: "It was quite difficult as during the weekend we didn’t have time to setup the bike with this tyre. In Turn 8 I was unable to stop the bike there and maybe this cost me the chance to recover the distance to Alex. I took the maximum result and I am very happy."


Fernandez on his third place: "Yes I'm really happy as starting 14th is not easy as I was fighting a lot. In the end I could make my pace and make up places. When I arrived to Navarro I was on the limit. So I am really happy with this podium."


French Moto2 race result: Marquez, Navarro, Fernandez, Binder, Vierge, Luthi, Bastianini, Schrotter, Lecuona, Bulega... CLICK HERE for the full Race Results


25/25: Marquez wins the French Moto2 race! Navarro holds on for second place ahead of Fernandez to complete an all-Spanish podium.


25/25: Last lap time! Navarro repeats his earlier move at Turn 3 and makes it stick this time on Fernandez. Avoiding a disaster Marquez has the victory sorted.


24/25: Marquez now leads by two seconds. Fernandez and Navarro continue to squabble over second place as Vierge drops back to fifth place behind Binder.


23/25: Fernandez has Navarro close for company again so it looks like it is a battle for second place rather than for the win. Navarro duly dives up the inside at Turn 3 but can't make the move stick as Fernandez sweeps back ahead.


20/25: Fernandez is certainly giving it a go as he sets a new race lap record at Le Mans to chip into Marquez's lead but it isn't enough to make a noticeable inroad into the gap to the leader.


14/25: A costly mistake running wide at Turn 8 from Navarro drops him to third behind Fernandez. Fernandez now has clear track ahead of him to hunt down Marquez.