Le Mans MotoGP - Race and TV Schedule

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By Steve Lamb

Production Manager - Still considers himself a novice rider, despite passing his test over twenty years ago. Steve has only ever owned four bikes - a '95 Suzuki GSX600F (which he dropped in the first minute of ownership), an '04 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and currently a '16 Ducati Scrambler Classic, as well as (very slowly) building a '94 Yamaha SR125 'brat tracker'.

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MotoGP

The big news of the weekend was the qualifying performances of the two independent Petronas Yamaha SRT bikes with France's Fabio Quartararo taking pole (and setting an new all-time lap record) ahead of his Spanish teammate Franco Morbidelli. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) completed the front row of the grid, with Dovizioso, Viñales and Crutchlow making up the second row. Yamaha's Valentino Rossi failed to progress to Q1, and started back in 13th place.

The status quo was soon restored come race day though, with Marquez taking the lead at the first corner and keeping it for the entire race to notch up his 72nd win and bring him within 5 wins of overtaking Mike Hailwood in fourth place on the all-time winners list (Ago, Rossi and Nieto taking the top three places respectively).

Quartararo's qualifying pace seemed to be translating in to a good race pace, seeing the Frenchman climbing from third place into the first corner, to taking second on lap 11, but lady luck was not to be on his side as an 'alleged' gear-change issue caused his retirement, on lap 14.

Teammate Morbidelli, with whom Quatraro had been battling for second place, maintained his good pace until the final quarter of the race, before slipping down the field to finish the race in seventh.

Whilst the independent riders were moving down the field, the factory boys were heading forwards with Spain's Alex Rins (Ecstar Suzuki) climbing from his third row starting position to hit the front of the chasing pack by lap 14, and hold this position to the end of the race, ahead of Maverick Viñales, who took the final podium place.

Brits Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and wildcard rider Bradley Smith (Aprilia) finished 8th and 17th respectively.

Fastest Race Lap - Marc Marquez - Lap 15 - 1'38.051

Moto2

Despite qualifying at the back of row 2, Italian Lorenzo Baldassarri (Flexbox HP 40) chalked up his third win of the season ahead of Spain's Jorge Navarro (HDR Heidrun Speed Up) and Flexbox HP 40 team-mate August Fernandez.

Sam Lowes continued to struggle with his Gresini Kalex, crashing out on lap seven before remounting and limping back to the pits to retire.

Fastest Race Lap - Lorenzo Baldassarri - Lap 3 - 1'41.539

Moto3

In a perfect example of why Moto3 is so unpredictable, race winner Italian Antonelli Niccolò started from fourth on the grid before being bullied back to 13th place by half race distance, and fighting his way back to take the lead on lap 18 and the win, ahead of his SIC58 Squadra Corse teammate Tatsuki Suzuki to give his team an emotional one-two. Italy's Celestine Vietto (SKY racing Team VR46) strengthened his rookie of the year position with a third place, just one-tenth ahead of Canet.

Britain's John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) finished in 12th place and set fastest lap of the race, while Tom Booth-Amos (CIP Green power) failed to finish.

Fastest Race Lap - John McPhee - Lap 2 - 1'46.365

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Championship Tables

MotoGP

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

MARQUEZ, Marc

HONDA

70

-

-

2

RINS, Alex

SUZUKI

69

1

1

3

DOVIZIOSO, Andrea

DUCATI

67

2

3

4

ROSSI, Valentino

YAMAHA

61

6

9

5

PETRUCCI, Danilo

DUCATI

41

20

29

6

VIÑALES, Maverick

YAMAHA

30

11

40

7

MILLER, Jack

DUCATI

29

1

41

8

NAKAGAMI, Takaaki

HONDA

29

0

41

9

CRUTCHLOW, Cal

HONDA

27

2

43

10

MORBIDELLI, Franco

YAMAHA

25

2

45

 

Moto2

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

BALDASSARRI, Lorenzo

KALEX

75

-

-

2

LUTHI, Thomas

KALEX

58

17

17

3

SCHROTTER, Marcel

KALEX

48

10

27

4

NAVARRO, Jorge

SPEED UP

44

4

31

5

GARDNER, Remy

KALEX

38

6

37

6

MARQUEZ, Alex

KALEX

36

2

39

7

MARINI, Luca

KALEX

35

1

40

8

FERNANDEZ, Augusto

KALEX

27

8

48

9

BASTIANINI, Enea

KALEX

26

1

49

10

BINDER, Brad

KTM

25

1

50

 

Moto3

POS

RIDER

BIKE

POINTS

TO NEXT

TO TOP

1

CANET, Aron

KTM

58

-

-

2

ANTONELLI, Niccolo

HONDA

57

1

1

3

MASIA, Jaume

KTM

45

12

13

4

TOBA, Kaito

HONDA

41

4

17

5

DALLA PORTA, Lorenzo

HONDA

40

1

18

6

VIETTI, Celestino

KTM

36

4

22

7

MIGNO, Andrea

KTM

29

7

29

8

BINDER, Darryn

HONDA

26

3

32

9

ARBOLINO, Tony

HONDA

26

0

32

10

RODRIGO, Gabriel

HONDA

24

2

34

 

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Le Mans - Weekend Schedule

The season continues this weekend with the Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France at Le Mans.

Here's the weekend's TV schedule with live coverage is on BT Sports 2, and highlights on Quest on Monday evening.

QUEST is available on Freeview - Ch 37, BT - Ch 37, Free-Sat - Ch 167, Sky - Ch 144 and Virgin - Ch 172.

Moto GP TV Times

Friday 17th May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

FP1 - M3

08:00 - 08:40

07:45 - 15:00

BT Sport 2

FP1 - MGP

08:55 - 09:40

FP1 - M2

09:55 - 10:35

FP2 - M3

12:15 - 12:55

FP2 - MGP

13:10 - 13:55

FP2 - M2

14:10 - 14:50

 

Saturday 18th May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

FP3 - M3

08:00 - 08:40

08:00 - 11:00

BT Sport 2

FP3 - MGP

08:55 - 09:40

FP3 - M2

09:55 - 10:35

Q1 - M3

11:35 - 11:50

11:00 - 15:00

BT Sport 2

Q2 - M3

12:00 - 12:15

FP4 - MGP

12:30 - 13:00

Q1 - MGP

13:10 - 13:25

Q2 - MGP

13:35 - 13:50

Q1 - M2

14:05 - 14:20

Q2 - M2

14:30 - 14:45

 

Sunday 19th May 2019

 

UK Time

TV Time

Channel

WUp - M3

07:40 - 08:00

07:30 - 09:15

BT Sport 2

WUp - M2

08:10 - 08:30

WUp - MGP

08:40 - 09:00

RACE- M3

10:00

09:15 - 11:00

BT Sport 2

RACE - M2

11:20

11:00 - 12:30

BT Sport 2

RACE - MotoGP

13:00

12:30 - 14:00

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Chequered Flag

 

14:00 - 15:00

BT Sport 2

 

Monday 6th May 2019

Highlights

 

 

M3, M2 and MotoGp

22:00 - 23:00

Quest

 

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