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All of the vital Moto2™ stats you need to impress your mates ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at Le Mans.
The Le Mans circuit has one of the longest traditions of grand prix racing on the current MotoGP™ schedule. Below are some Moto2™ facts and figures about Le Mans:
Johann Zarco’s best results at his home grand prix are two fifth place finishes; in the 125cc race in 2011 and the Moto2 race in 2013. Last year Zarco retired from the Moto2 race at Le Mans with technical problems after just three laps.
Tito Rabat finished third last year at Le Mans on his way to taking the Moto2 world title – his first podium finish at the Le Mans circuit.
Jonas Folger finished sixth last year at Le Mans after qualifying in pole position, which is his only pole in the Moto2 class. Folger finished 2nd in the 125cc race in his rookie grand prix season in 2009 – his first grand prix podium finish.
Alex Rins has finished on the podium in each of his three starts at Le Mans in the Moto3 class: 3rd in 2012 and 2nd for the last two years. His third at Le Mans in 2012 was his first grand prix podium finish, in only his fourth GP start.
Le Mans is the most successful circuit for Tom Luthi, and was the only circuit at which he had two grand prix victories when racing in the 125cc class; he won at Le Mans on his way to taking the 125cc world title in 2005 and repeated the win a year later. He also won the Moto2 race at Le Mans three years ago – his only victory of 2012. On the first day of practice at the French GP it will be exactly ten years ago that Luthi took his first GP win at Le Mans in 2005.
Mika Kallio has finished on the podium for the last two years at Le Mans; he finished second behind teammate Scott Redding two years ago, and last year he won for the first time at Le Mans.
Simone Corsi finished second last year at Le Mans – his best result of 2014. He also finished on the podium at Le Mans in the first year of the Moto2 class in 2010, behind Toni Elias and Julian Simon.
Julian Simon won the 125cc French GP at Le Mans in 2009 and finished second in the first Moto2 race held at Le Mans in 2010.
Louis Rossi won the Moto3 race at the French GP in 2012 – his only grand prix win so far.
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