Maverick Vinales has won a thrilling French MotoGP at Le Mans after team-mate and leader Valentino Rossi ran wide on the last lap, then fell while trying to close back in on the Spaniard.

Rookie Johann Zarco delighted the home fans by leading the early stages, holding a podium throughout, then being promoted to second by Rossi's exit.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez also fell, while team-mate Dani Pedrosa completed the rostrum.

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Sylvain Guintoli was returning to MotoGP, in place of injured rookie Alex Rins at Suzuki. The Le Mans circuit had been resurfaced for 2017...
1.Maverick Vi?alesESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)43m 29.793s2.Johann ZarcoFRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*43m 32.927s3.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)43m 37.510s4.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)43m 41.016s5.Cal CrutchlowGBR LCR Honda (RC213V)43m 43.312s6.Jorge LorenzoESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)43m 53.795s7.Jonas FolgerGER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*43m 55.526s8.Jack MillerAUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)44m 2.396s9.Loris BazFRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)44m 15.577s10.Andrea IannoneITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)44m 18.125s11.Tito RabatESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)44m 19.829s12.Pol EspargaroESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)44m 22.454s13.Bradley SmithGBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)44m 22.972s14.Sam LowesGBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*44m 25.225s15.Sylvain GuintoliFRA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)44m 36.671s
Valentino RossiITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)DNF
Aleix EspargaroESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
Marc MarquezESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)DNF
Danilo PetrucciITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)DNF
Scott ReddingGBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)DNF
Karel AbrahamCZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)DNF
Hector BarberaESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)DNF
Alvaro BautistaESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)DNF

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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By Peter McLaren

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