2016 French Grand Prix Live

8 May, 2016 - 14:05

8 May, 2016 - 14:04

Thank you for your company for the three dramatic races in France, it's been a pleasure. Make sure to check out crash.net for all the reaction from round five of the MotoGP championship. We'll be back in two weeks for the Italian GP at Mugello.

8 May, 2016 - 14:00

8 May, 2016 - 13:59

Maverick Vinales heads out for his first ever MotoGP podium and Suzuki's first since 2010.

8 May, 2016 - 13:58

Lorenzo: "The race has been so long, never end! I want to keep my pace and not to lose concentration, that's why I didn't close the throttle. That's why when Marquez and Dovi crash I knew I could breathe a little bit. A Very important race, I knew I could win and now I recover more than 20 points. It's a great race for the championship."

8 May, 2016 - 13:56

Rossi: "Was a difficult race because I lose a lot of time at the beginning at that is normal when you start on the third row. I had a very bad start but I was a little bit faster than Dovi and Marquez and when I go in front I could do some good lap but already Jorge was too far had a good pace but Jorge was too far and had a strong pace."

8 May, 2016 - 13:55

8 May, 2016 - 13:54

Vinales: "We did a good job today, it was a difficult race. The first few laps were so so difficult, I fought with Aleix, then I recover and I feel good on the bike and I push push push until I was third. I was just controlling Pedrosa but I was feeling good on the bike."

8 May, 2016 - 13:51

8 May, 2016 - 13:51

A smart ride from Marc Marquez means he secured points in a race he crashed out of, finishing in 13th even if he was a lap behind.

8 May, 2016 - 13:49

8 May, 2016 - 13:48

8 May, 2016 - 13:46

Just 13 riders cross the line: Lorenzo, Rossi, Vinales, Pedrosa, P.Espargaro, A.Espargaro, Petrucci, Barbera, Bautista, Bradl, Laverty, Baz and Marquez. All riders take points!

8 May, 2016 - 13:45

Jorge Lorenzo wins the French GP ahead of Rossi and Vinales

8 May, 2016 - 13:44

Final lap battle between Petrucci and Barbera for seventh position as Petrucci rides still injured

8 May, 2016 - 13:43

Heading into the final lap and Lorenzo leads the 13 riders left on track by almost ten seconds

8 May, 2016 - 13:42

Pedrosa is trying to hunt down his compatriot Vinales for third but it seems he's running out of time, with a gap of over 2.5s

8 May, 2016 - 13:41

3 laps remain and Lorenzo continues to pull a gap from his team-mate of over nine seconds

8 May, 2016 - 13:37

23/28: As it stands there are 13 riders left in the race, meaning all will get championship points

8 May, 2016 - 13:36

6 laps to go and Lorenzo has a lead of 8.2s over Rossi