Repsol Honda Team heads to historic Le Mans fresh from taking 400th win for Michelin

Courtesy of Repsol Honda Team

  Grand Prix de France

MotoGP 2018   Round 5

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to France for round 5 of the MotoGP World Championship, to be held at historic Le Mans circuit on Sunday.

Marquez dominated the last two MotoGP rounds, in the USA and Spain, where he helped Michelin celebrate their 400th Grand Prix victory. Now he prepares to face the challenges posed by the Bugatti circuit’s stop-and-go layout. The 25-year-old aims to maintain the momentum that currently has him at the top of the Championship by 12 points.

Pedrosa looks forward to taking advantage of the positive feeling he has with his RC213V, at a track where he has been quite successful over the course of his career.


At the Gran Prix de France

Dani Pedrosa has 4 wins: 1 x 125 (2003), 2 x 250 (2004 and 2005), and 1 x MotoGP (2013), plus an additional 4 podiums and 6 pole positions.

Marc Marquez has 2 wins: 1 x Moto2 (2011), and 1 x MotoGP (2014), plus an additional 2 podiums and 5 pole positions.

Marc Marquez

“Le Mans is a track where we’ll have to work hard and do our best to try and keep the good momentum. In the past, we’ve been able to win or get on the podium there on some occasions, and other times we’ve struggled to get on pace, but as I always say, every season is different. Of course there will be question marks about the weather, the tyres, and the setup, but our mentality and approach will be the same as always: positive. This year we’re already at a good level as we head to France, so we’ll see how the weekend goes. We’ll try to start well beginning on Friday and then fight for the podium on Sunday.”

Dani Pedrosa

“I’m happy with the work we did with the team during the days of testing after the last round; it gives me confidence and makes me look forward to the next race. The French GP always presents many challenges, starting with the weather, which can be quite unpredictable. The temperature may be low, which can cause challenges with the tyres. We’ll try to keep our focus and have a good race.”

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 70 Repsol Honda Team
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 58 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 50 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 47 Team Suzuki Ecstar
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 46 Ducati Team
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 40 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 38 LCR Honda
8 Miller Jack 43 AUS 36 Alma Pramac Racing
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 34 Alma Pramac Racing
10 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 24 Reale Avintia Racing
11 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 18 Repsol Honda Team
12 Rins Alex 42 SPA 16 Team Suzuki Ecstar
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 13 EG 0,0 Marc VDS
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 12 Angel Nieto Team
16 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
17 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 9 LCR Honda
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
19 Kallio Mika 36 FIN 6 KTM Test Team
20 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 6 Ducati Team
21 Redding Scott 45 GBR 5 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
22 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 Angel Nieto Team

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 90
2 Repsol Honda Team 88
3 Alma Pramac Racing 70
4 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 67
5 Team Suzuki Ecstar 63
6 Ducati Team 52
7 LCR Honda 47
8 Reale Avintia Racing 24
9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 16
10 Angel Nieto Team 13
11 EG 0,0 Marc VDS 13
12 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 11
13 KTM Test Team 6

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Honda 95
2 Yamaha 76
3 Ducati 62
4 Suzuki 55
5 KTM 14
6 Aprilia 11


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