French GP (2020)

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How poor French GP confirmed Quartararo's favourite status

Fabio Quartararo was poised for victory at Le Mans after starting on pole - until a sudden downpour forced him into damage limitation mode. But with his main rivals also struggling, Lady Luck was merciful on the MotoGP championship leader

Miller says French GP retirement was "inevitable"

Jack Miller says his MotoGP French Grand Prix retirement was the result of having to switch to his second bike for the wet race which already had an engine issue.

Dovizioso “paid” for wrong tyre choice in wet French GP

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso says he “paid” for going with the wrong tyres in Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix and “almost crashed 10 times” in the last laps as a result.

Rossi “didn’t understand” why he crashed in French GP

Valentino Rossi “didn’t understand” why he crashed on the opening lap of the MotoGP French Grand Prix and called his third-successive non-finish a “great shame”. 

Mir says one bad MotoGP race "is allowed"

Joan Mir says "one bad race is allowed" this season after finishing 11th and ceding two more points to Fabio Quartararo in the standings in the MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Petrucci felt "nobody trusted me" when he lost Ducati seat

French Grand Prix winner Danilo Petrucci says losing his Ducati seat before the 2020 MotoGP season “felt like in that moment nobody trusts me”.

Battle for ninth with Mir "like fight for victory" - Quartararo

Petronas SRT's Fabio Quartararo says his battle for ninth on the last lap of the MotoGP French Grand Prix with title rival Joan Mir was "like a fight for victory".

Podium in wet race "doesn't mean that much" – Marquez

Alex Marquez admits his maiden MotoGP podium at the French Grand Prix “doesn’t mean that much” as it came in wet conditions, but concedes Honda “really needed it”.

Le Mans MotoGP: Petrucci wins wild wet race from Marquez

Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci sensationally won a dramatic wet MotoGP French Grand Prix ahead of Honda rookie Alex Marquez, while title rivals Quartararo and Mir struggled.

Petrucci expects 10-rider Le Mans MotoGP podium battle

Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci expects “10 riders can fight for the podium” in Sunday's 27-lap MotoGP French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch the French Grand Prix?

This weekend MotoGP travels to Le Mans for the French Grand Prix. Find out how to watch it, what time it starts and more here.

Oliveira slams “childish” Bagnaia over Le Mans Q2 MotoGP spat French GP
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Oliveira slams “childish” Bagnaia over Le Mans Q2 MotoGP spat

Tech3’s Miguel Oliveira says Pramac rider Francesco Bagnaia was “acting childish” after the pair had a run-in on track during MotoGP qualifying for the French Grand Prix.

Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won’t dictate race strategy French GP
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Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won’t dictate race strategy

French Grand Prix poleman Fabio Quartararo insists his strategy for Sunday's Le Mans race won't change owing to MotoGP title rival Joan Mir's season-worst qualifying result.

Morbidelli fears "nightmare" race as Yamaha "useless" in pack

Franco Morbidelli expects his MotoGP French Grand Prix to be a "nightmare" from 11th on the grid as his Yamaha's strong points will be "useless" mired in the pack.

Le Mans MotoGP: Quartararo leads the way in chaotic FP3

Fabio Quartararo led a Yamaha 1-2 in a crash-strewn MotoGP French Grand Prix third practice, while a late fall for title rival Joan Mir dropped him into Q1.

Did a ‘useless’ Friday reveal the mindset of a MotoGP title contender?

Formula 1 fans were left disappointed on Friday after low-hanging cloud meant practice for the Eifel Grand Prix at Nurburgring had to be scrapped. Over at Le Mans, MotoGP fans were a bit happier as dreary weather didn't put a halt to proceedings.

KTM finally debuts MotoGP holeshot start device

KTM unveiled its version of the holeshot start device, which Ducati first introduced into MotoGP in 2018, during Friday’s practice for the French Grand Prix.

Quartararo: Easy to lose title hopes with “stupid” mistake

Fabio Quartararo says he “took care” during Friday’s MotoGP practice for the French Grand Prix as the damp conditions meant he could “lose the championship easily” with an error.

Mir avoids “dangerous moment” with Vinales in practice

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says was “surprised” at how Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales rejoined the track after an off at Turn 7 during MotoGP French Grand Prix FP2.

Le Mans MotoGP: Miller sets FP2 pace in tricky conditions

Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller ended second practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix fastest of all as the tricky conditions led to a number of crashes late on.

Le Mans MotoGP: Smith quickest for Aprilia in wet FP1

Bradley Smith topped a wet first practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix on the Aprilia ahead of home hero Johann Zarco on the Avintia Ducati. 

Why revised Le Mans MotoGP schedule is critical for Vinales

Maverick Vinales says this weekend’s revised French Grand Prix schedule, in which MotoGP will race before Moto2, will be an important opportunity to understand the behaviour of his Yamaha.

Crutchlow: “Most people wouldn’t ride” with my arm issue

LCR’s Cal Crutchlow admits his right arm is still “not in a great situation” ahead of the MotoGP French Grand Prix a month after arm pump surgery.

MotoGP title rivals insist there are no team orders yet

Current MotoGP title rivals Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir insist their teammates won’t be issued with team orders in the coming triple-header to aid their championship bids.