Marc Marquez bags 6th spot at Le Mans MotoGP

Written by AnantaSaranNayak

The weekend in French GP was all of ups and downs for Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro. This was the seventh round of the 2022 season. A total of over 100,000 passionate French fans made for an electric atmosphere.

Race – As It Happened

Both Repsol Honda Team riders started the race without any fuss when the lights went out at 14:00 Local Time. In the very first lap, the eight-time World Champion immediately began to work his way forward, sliding past Nakagami and Quartararo. Marquez maintained his steady pace with a target to keep up with the front pack. Throughout the race, he held onto the seventh position. Crashes ahead of him gave him few positions, thus finishing sixth and collecting ten points. Marc Marquez, with a total of 54 points, maintains his position inside the top ten in the overall standings.

Pol Espargaro kept his position from the grid and slotted in just behind his teammate. He was about to collide with Zarco and Binder, who were ahead of him but somehow managed to save the day. Pol Espargaro lost touch with the leading group and spent most of the race battling with the factory KTM Machines. A small incident from Oliveira forced Espargaro to avoid action, which resulted in him finishing outside the top ten. After this race, Pol Espargaro is 12th overall in the championship, 14 points behind Marquez.

The Plans Ahead

After a week off, Repsol Honda Team will face another back-to-back challenge with Mugello and Barcelona. These two iconic races will happen in less than ten days, which could prove demanding for both the riders and the staff. Bastianini Enea riding for Team Gresini Racing MotoGP, finished the French GP on P1. Second and third on the grid were Miller Jack and Espargaro Aleix riding for Ducati Lenovo Team and Aprilia Racing.

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