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Moto3™ race guide for the #FrenchGP

Moto3™ race guide for the #FrenchGP

Check out these useful facts and figures ahead of the Moto3™ race at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

The Moto3™ race at the 4.2km Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit is due to start at 11:00 local time:

  • Fabio Quartararo becomes the youngest ever rider to start back-to-back grand prix races from pole position taking the record from Maverick Viñales.

  • Quartararo is the first French rider to start on pole for a French grand prix since Olivier Jacque in the 250cc class at Paul Ricard in 1997 and the first French rider to start on pole for a GP at Le Mans since Jean-Philippe Ruggia in the 250cc class in 1989.

  • In second place on the grid is Jorge Navarro, which is his first front row start in grand prix racing.

  • Francesco Bagnaia is in third place on the grid – his first front row start in grand prix racing. Bagnaia finished 4th at Le Mans last year, which is his best ever GP result.

  • Jakub Kornfeil heads the second row of the grid – his best qualifying result since he was in 3rd place on the grid in Malaysia last year.

  • Romano Fenati is in fifth place on the grid, which is his best qualifying result since he was in fourth place on the grid at Indianapolis last year.

  • Home rider Jules Danilo starts from sixth place on the grid, which is a big improvement on his previous best grid position of 18th at Austin and Qatar earlier this year.

  • Maria Herrera starts from 11th place on the grid, which is the best qualifying result by a female rider since Ana Carrasco was 7th on the grid at Phillip Island in 2013.

  • Championship leader Danny Kent, who qualified in 31st place, finished 13th last year at Le Mans, which is his best result from his four GP starts at Le Mans.

 

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE

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