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2015 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2015 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.[4] It was held at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans on 17 May 2015.

France  2015 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 18 races in the
2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Bugatti Circuit.svg
Date17 May 2015
Official nameMonster Energy Grand Prix de France[1][2][3]
Location[Bugatti Circuit]]
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.185 km (2.600 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:32.246
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Time 1:32.879 on lap 4
Podium
First Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Álex Rins Kalex
Time 1:37.114
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Time 1:37.281 on lap 6
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Second Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Third France Johann Zarco Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider France Fabio Quartararo Honda
Time 1:44.763
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Enea Bastianini Honda
Time 1:42.525 on lap 3
Podium
First Italy Romano Fenati KTM
Second Italy Enea Bastianini Honda
Third Italy Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra

In the premier class, Marc Márquez took his third pole position of the season. However, it was Jorge Lorenzo who won his second consecutive race ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso completed the podium in third place.[5] Fourth place was battled between Márquez, Andrea Iannone, and Bradley Smith, with Márquez eventually prevailing ahead of Iannone.[6] Both Team LCR riders failed to finish the race; Cal Crutchlow crashed out at Turn 6 and Jack Miller crashed at the Dunlop chicane. Dani Pedrosa also crashed at the Dunlop chicane but remounted to finish in sixteenth.

In Moto3 Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia took his first ever podium, finishing the race in third place behind Romano Fenati and Enea Bastianini.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 28 43:44.143 3 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 28 +3.820 7 20
3 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 28 +12.380 2 16
4 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +19.890 1 13
5 29   Andrea Iannone Ducati Team Ducati 28 +20.237 5 11
6 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +21.145 6 10
7 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +35.493 12 9
8 68   Yonny Hernández Pramac Racing Ducati 28 +39.601 11 8
9 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 28 +41.571 13 7
10 9   Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 28 +42.789 9 6
11 69   Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 28 +53.636 14 5
12 76   Loris Baz Athina Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 28 +1:00.617 22 4
13 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 28 +1:04.272 19 3
14 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 28 +1:05.259 21 2
15 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 28 +1:05.515 23 1
16 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 28 +1:20.907 8
17 15   Alex de Angelis Octo IodaRacing Team ART 28 +1:21.663 24
18 33   Marco Melandri Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 27 +1 lap 25
Ret 43   Jack Miller CWM LCR Honda Honda 14 Accident 18
Ret 17   Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 14 Retirement 20
Ret 35   Cal Crutchlow CWM LCR Honda Honda 7 Accident 4
Ret 45   Scott Redding EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 3 Accident 15
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 3 Retirement 17
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 2 Retirement 10
Ret 6   Stefan Bradl Athina Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1 Accident 16
Sources: [7][8][9]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 26 42:27.011 6 25
2 1   Esteve Rabat Kalex 26 +1.767 4 20
3 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 26 +3.760 3 16
4 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 26 +4.076 2 13
5 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 26 +14.492 12 11
6 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 26 +14.681 9 10
7 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 26 +14.845 5 9
8 19   Xavier Siméon Kalex 26 +15.135 8 8
9 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 26 +19.243 13 7
10 77   Dominique Aegerter Kalex 26 +19.531 19 6
11 95   Anthony West Speed Up 26 +29.478 17 5
12 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 26 +29.646 10 4
13 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 26 +30.220 14 3
14 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 26 +30.691 18 2
15 49   Axel Pons Kalex 26 +33.097 16 1
16 88   Ricard Cardús Tech 3 26 +33.604 25
17 40   Álex Rins Kalex 26 +38.293 1
18 3   Simone Corsi Kalex 26 +39.001 20
19 25   Azlan Shah Kalex 26 +43.459 24
20 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 26 +57.742 26
21 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 26 +1:09.399 22
22 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 26 +1:17.247 25
23 66   Florian Alt Suter 26 +1:17.646 28
24 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 26 +1:17.837 29
25 51   Zaqhwan Zaidi Suter 26 +1:33.192 30
26 20   Louis Bulle Transfiormers 25 +1 lap 31
Ret 39   Luis Salom Kalex 24 Accident 7
Ret 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 12 Accident 11
Ret 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 9 Accident 15
Ret 96   Louis Rossi Tech 3 4 Accident 23
Ret 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 4 Accident 21
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Romano Fenati KTM 24 41:22.829 5 25
2 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 24 +0.122 18 20
3 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 24 +0.457 3 16
4 52   Danny Kent Honda 24 +0.693 31 13
5 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 24 +2.244 7 11
6 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 24 +2.421 4 10
7 32   Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 24 +2.587 9 9
8 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 24 +4.065 8 8
9 16   Andrea Migno KTM 24 +14.876 16 7
10 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 24 +22.588 33 6
11 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 24 +23.247 32 5
12 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Mahindra 24 +26.231 15 4
13 11   Livio Loi Honda 24 +26.470 22 3
14 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 24 +26.677 30 2
15 29   Stefano Manzi Mahindra 24 +26.841 14 1
16 55   Andrea Locatelli Honda 24 +28.484 13
17 17   John McPhee Honda 24 +33.193 19
18 22   Ana Carrasco KTM 24 +38.979 28
19 6   María Herrera Husqvarna 24 +39.450 11
20 98   Karel Hanika KTM 24 +58.182 24
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 23 Accident 34
Ret 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 21 Accident 26
Ret 31   Niklas Ajo KTM 21 Accident 20
Ret 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 19 Retirement 10
Ret 20   Fabio Quartararo Honda 17 Accident 1
Ret 12   Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 11 Accident 12
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Honda 10 Accident 6
Ret 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 9 Accident 27
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 5 Accident 2
Ret 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 2 Retirement 21
Ret 2   Remy Gardner Mahindra 0 Retirement 17
Ret 41   Brad Binder KTM 0 Accident 25
Ret 91   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 0 Accident 23
Ret 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 0 Accident 29
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top six riders and constructors after round five has concluded.[10]

  • Note: Only the top six positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2015 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2015 provisional MotoGP calendar announced". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Lorenzo vanquishes all in MotoGP". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  6. ^ "MotoGP Le Mans: Heat melted Marquez challenge". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 French MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE · MotoGP Race Classification 2015". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "2015 French MotoGp : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2015. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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