MotoGP, French GP. The results of the Free Practice: Bastianini signs the new record, 5th Bagnaia

To amaze his audience Johann Zarco he invented a off the track at stellar speedfor a too optimistic braking, floating like an over craft on gravel. To then re-enter between turns three and four, cutting the track like a missile. Fortunately, no one arrives at that moment. The Frenchman then closed with a good fourth time of the dayan excellent premise for Saturday when the stands are expected to be crowded with fans. The surprise, however, came from Enea Bastianini that you give and give has torn the better chronological by trimming two tenths to an equally effective Aleix Espargaró riding aAprilia who immediately married the French circuit (waiting for Vinales, thirteenth, to run on the times of his teammate). The Romagna from Gresini has found the smile and the guide of the first part of the season (“The T1 is very good for me … satisfied to have regained speed“), on a circuit where everyone expects to see the four cylinders in line shine.

Bagnaia 5th, Quartararo 6th

Fabio Quartararo He stopped in sixth position, but he doesn’t seem worried. Alex Rins with Suzuki he did better: third ahead of Zarco and Pecco Bagnaia, party launches in rest. The official Ducati rider has been in front of everyone for a long time, a sign that even his Desmosedici can already register among the protagonists of this weekend (which threatens to rain for the race). Just to know George Martin he placed his Ducati in tenth position, ahead of that of Jack Miller (winner of the last edition of the transalpine gp) for now out of the top ten, in the company of Franco Morbidelli (twelfth) slipped with time now expired. Too bad, seeing the eighth time of Joan Mir, rethink the recent news and the decision taken by Suzuki to leave Motogp from 2023. Ironically, a good placement could arrive in France if its riders manage to start from the front (“the bike here is very competitive”, said Rins ). Behind a discreet Luca Marini (fourteenth time for him despite a crash) he placed Marc Marquez in difficulty as he demonstrated by looking for a trail that would take him further in the ranking of the times. Physical conditions e feeling with the bike there remains the handicap to overcome. Meanwhile, the Spanish phenomenon has given another of his pearls: a rescue in full curve, kneeling on the ground holding the bike, in his own way. On the other hand, the miracle a did not succeed Marco Bezzecchicrashed at turn seven and finished in eighteenth place, behind his teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio.

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