French GP (2021)

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Oliveira: KTM’s MotoGP results “not reflecting our true pace”

Miguel Oliveira doesn’t believe KTM has hit a wall in terms of progress in the 2021 MotoGP season and says the results “are not reflecting our true position” right now. 

Aleix Espargaro 'more frustrated than ever' at Le Mans MotoGP DNF

Aleix Espargaro says he’s 'more frustrated than ever' at his French Grand Prix retirement after an issue with his Aprilia MotoGP bike forced him out on lap 16 of 27.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Miller wins wild French MotoGP

Jack Miller triumphed in a chaotic flag-to-flag French Grand Prix despite serving two long-lap penalties to secure back-to-back wins to continue his MotoGP resurgence.

Bagnaia 'lucky' French MotoGP was wet after bike issue

Erstwhile MotoGP championship leader Francesco Bagnaia admits he was ‘lucky’ Sunday’s French Grand Prix was a flag-to-flag as his main bike developed an issue.

Marquez: Risky slick laps on wet “key” to French MotoGP recovery

Alex Marquez says the “key” to his recovery from 19th to sixth in the MotoGP French Grand Prix was his 'risky' early laps on slicks when rain started to fall.

Vinales: Quartararo had more “courage” in wet Le Mans MotoGP

Maverick Vinales says Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo had “enough courage” to push on slicks when it was wet in the MotoGP French Grand Prix, which is why Vinales lost touch.

Why the most significant Le Mans MotoGP performance wasn't Miller's

Hot on the heels of his first MotoGP win in five years, Jack Miller made it two from two with a commanding French Grand Prix victory at Le Mans despite two long-lap penalties. Impressive though it was, it was an expectation-defying performance from an anticipated title rival that was the real standout

Zarco “wrong” to be disappointed about lost home MotoGP win

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says the early laps after his bike swap in the French Grand Prix cost him a maiden MotoGP win, but he would be “wrong” to be disappointed.

Rossi doesn't like "dangerous" flag-to-flag MotoGP races

Petronas SRT’s Valentino Rossi says he doesn’t like flag-to-flag MotoGP races like Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans because “they are more dangerous” than normal ones.

Morbidelli and Espargaro French MotoGP clash blame “must be shared”

Franco Morbidelli believes the blame for clash with Honda’s Pol Espargaro on lap one of the MotoGP French Grand Prix which led to the former crashing “has to be shared”.

Miller “didn’t believe” French MotoGP long-lap penalty notification

French Grand Prix winner Jack Miller admits he “didn’t really believe” the notification telling him he had two long-lap penalties to serve for pitlane speeding in Sunday’s MotoGP race.

Quartararo: French MotoGP “strangest race on my life”

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says Sunday’s MotoGP French Grand Prix was the “strangest race of my life” having never ridden in a flag-to-flag scenario before.

MotoGP champion Mir baffled by race-ending Le Mans crash

Reigning MotoGP world champion admits “I don’t know what happened” when he crashed out of the wet French Grand Prix on the fifth lap.

French MotoGP: Miller wins chaotic flag-to-flag race despite two penalties

Ducati’s Jack Miller won a chaotic flag-to-flag French Grand Prix despite two long-lap penalties in a crash-strewn MotoGP contest as Fabio Quartararo reclaimed the championship lead.

MotoGP riders call for French GP date change over safety fears

Leading MotoGP riders have called for future French Grands Prix at Le Mans to be moved to later in the year to avoid “nightmare” weather conditions.

MotoGP French Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Fabio Quartararo is on pole position at Le Mans after topping qualifying for the 2021 MotoGP French Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Mir relaxed despite season-worst MotoGP qualifying result

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir is relaxed about his season-worst qualifying result of 14th for Sunday’s French Grand Prix as it’s “not a big change” from his usual grid slots.

Quartararo ‘won’t be first for long’ if French MotoGP race is wet

French Grand Prix poleman Fabio Quartararo believes he "will not stay long in first position" in Sunday’s Le Mans MotoGP race if it starts off in wet conditions.

Marquez: Second row start for French MotoGP is "best dream"

Honda’s Marc Marquez says he isn’t bitter about losing a potential MotoGP pole for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, as the top two rows were his “best dream”.

Rossi "too conservative" on final French MotoGP qualifying lap

Petronas SRT’s Valentino Rossi says he was “too conservative” on his final lap in MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying and admits an earlier moment affected him in the last sector.

French MotoGP: Quartararo grabs third successive pole in Yamaha 1-2

Fabio Quartararo snatched a home MotoGP pole ahead of Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales in a dramatic French Grand Prix qualifying session at Le Mans.

French MotoGP: Marc Marquez quickest in mostly wet FP3

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a mostly wet MotoGP FP3 ahead of the French Grand Prix, with the conditions locking in a volatile Q1 group for qualifying.

The MotoGP civil war brewing on hallowed ground

Racing under the red, white and blue of the Tricolore provided the French connection for the two MotoGP riders at the top of the times at Le Mans. But as Johann Zarco and Fabio Quartararo prepare to battle for glory at the French Grand Prix, both could be relying on very different strengths and conditions to aid their victory charges

MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Johann Zarco topped Friday practice for Pramac Ducati at the MotoGP French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Marquez: No Honda rider close to victory in MotoGP

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits “I don’t see any Honda rider close to victory” right now, following the opening day of the French Grand Prix.

Rossi buoyed by MotoGP test gains at Le Mans

Valentino Rossi says he is “a bit stronger” after French Grand Prix practice compared to other 2021 MotoGP races thanks to gains made in the post-Spanish GP Jerez test.

Honda boss’ Le Mans MotoGP return “crucial” – Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig’s return to action this weekend at the French Grand Prix is “crucial” for him to continue his growth on the bike.

Mir doubtful he can win MotoGP French GP amid Suzuki struggles

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says “I don’t think I can win” the French Grand Prix as Suzuki is “struggling” at Le Mans this weekend.

Quartararo: MotoGP tyre warm-up “total disaster” at Le Mans

Fabio Quartararo says tyre warm-up in the cold conditions at Le Mans on Friday of the MotoGP French Grand Prix was “a total disaster” after a slew of crashes.

French MotoGP: Zarco fastest from Quartararo in FP2 at Le Mans

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco led compatriot Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha in a dry but crash-strewn second practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Vinales outlines key area of improvement for Yamaha in MotoGP

Maverick Vinales admits his and Yamaha’s “way of working” on MotoGP race weekends needs to improve as he feels things could be done “faster” than they are currently.

MotoGP British GP to be shown live on ITV in August

MotoGP has made official confirmation that this weekend’s French Grand Prix will be shown live on ITV4 in the UK, as well as announcing live airing of August’s British GP.

French MotoGP: Miller tops damp FP1 from Zarco at Le Mans

Ducati’s Jack Miller, fresh from his Jerez victory, dominated a damp first practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix having gambled on a slick-tyre lap late on.

Miller has “score to settle” with Le Mans in MotoGP

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he has a “score to settle” with Le Mans after an unavoidable mechanical issue ruled him out of victory contention in 2020’s MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Rossi wants to prove Schwantz's MotoGP "fight" comments right

Valentino Rossi says he wants to prove 1993 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz’s comments about still having fight left in him right as a decision on his MotoGP future looms.

Marquez needs to be "careful" with Honda MotoGP bike feedback

Marc Marquez says he needs to be “careful” when working with his Honda MotoGP engineers as his feedback currently is “not as precise” as it used to be.

Espargaro: Aprilia is now MotoGP’s "revolution"

Aleix Espargaro says Aprilia’s progress in the space of a year has transformed it into “the revolution bike” as it’s become a more desirable MotoGP project to be involved with.

2021 MotoGP French GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP heads to Le Mans for the fifth round of the 2021 world championship season, the French Grand Prix, after a dramatic Spanish round.

MotoGP French GP to be shown live on ITV4

MotoGP’s fifth round of the 2021 season at Le Mans will be broadcast live on free-to-air television in the UK for the first time since 2013, Autosport has learned.

Gresini becoming Aprilia MotoGP satellite would be "romantic"

Aleix Espargaro believes the Gresini Racing MotoGP team becoming Aprilia’s official satellite squad in 2022 would be “romantic” following the death of Fausto Gresini in February.