MotoGP. Bastianini radiant, Suzuki falls from above…The tops and flops of the French Grand Prix

MotoGP. Bastianini radiant, Suzuki falls from above…The tops and flops of the French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix had its share of surprises this Sunday at Le Mans. On the Bugatti circuit it was finally the Italian Enea Bastianini who took the victory while the Suzuki riders both crashed in the race.

We thought we would see a battle between Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo, this Sunday in the race, but it was ultimately a battle between Ducati riders that we could admire on the Bugatti circuit of Le Mans with finally a new victory for the Gresini Enea rider Bastianini , the third for him this season.

The only driver with three victories this season, Enea Bastianini is proving more and more at the start of the season. At Le Mans, the Gresini driver built his victory. First by taking a good start, then during the race by building his overtaking on the official Ducati riders, first Jack Miller, then Francesco Bagnaia who cracked under the pressure of his compatriot.

The Aprilia rider is impressive at the start of the season. At Le Mans, in front of 110,000 fans won over to the cause of Fabio Quartararo, he managed to resist the onslaught of the Frenchman in the final laps of the race. He achieves a third consecutive podium, with his third place and thus returns to only 4 points behind the leader in the world championship pilots’ standings Fabio Quartararo.

The Grand Prix de France is quite successful for the Australian driver. On the handlebars of his official Ducati, Jack Miller could not go for the victory like last year beaten by his teammate Francesco Bagnaia, then Enea Bastianini, but he nevertheless won a podium which he celebrated as he must while tasting Prosecco in his boot, as is traditional in Australia.

Francesco Bagnaia

Poleman on Saturday, Franscesco Bagnaia did not succeed in chaining victory at Le Mans, after that obtained in Jerez during the Spanish Grand Prix. The Italian could not resist under the pressure of his compatriot Enea Bastianini, worse he crashed just after losing the race lead. A weekend that ends very badly for the 2021 world vice-champion.


The weekend started with bad news for the Japanese manufacturer which announced its withdrawal from the championship at the end of the season and it ended badly with the crashes of its two drivers. It was mentally painful today, begins Joan Mir, 2020 MotoGP world champion. After a bad Saturday, I was hoping for more this Sunday. For his teammate Alex Rins, the feeling is not better. It’s shameful because we had good pace and I knew we could fight for the podium.

This point zero is expensive for Suzuki which before this weekend was leader of the team championship and is dethroned by Aprilia which has a string of good results.


Yamaha’s setbacks never end. If Fabio Quartararo allows the brand in tune to get its head above water, the results of its other drivers are distressing. Franco Morbidelli, Andrea Dovizioso and Brad Binder finished in the last three places of the French Grand Prix, a catastrophic situation for Yamaha who will have to do better if they want to help El Diablo retain their title this season.

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