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Moto GP: Spaniard Jorge Martin wins the French Grand Prix ahead of Marc Marquez

The Spaniard Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) won the French Grand Prix on Sunday, the 5th round of the season, ahead of the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Ducati-Gresini).

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Moto GP: Spaniard Jorge Martin wins the French Grand Prix ahead of Marc Marquez

The Spaniard Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) won the French Grand Prix on Sunday, the 5th round of the season, ahead of the Spaniard Marc Marquez (Ducati-Gresini). The leader of the MotoGP world championship had a perfect weekend by taking pole position, the Bugatti circuit record, the sprint victory and the coronation on Sunday. Marc Marquez takes second place behind the Spaniard after overtaking Franceco Bagnaia (Ducati) on the last lap. The French Fabio Quartararo retired and Johann Zarco finished 12th in this fifth round of the MotoGP world championship.

Author of a solid start from second place on the grid, Bagnaia got the better of pole sitter Martin from the first hectometers to take the lead of the race. The two strong drivers of the day engaged in a fierce battle for victory on the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans, with Marc Marquez joining in less than ten laps from the end of the race.

Starting from a distant 13th place on the grid, “I made a very good comeback!” enjoyed the six-time MotoGP world champion in front of a heated audience. “I tried everything,” defended Bagnaia, who was taken second place at the very end of the race. “These two (Martin and Marquez, editor’s note) had something more in the last laps,” he admitted.

Overall, Martin, already winner of the sprint race on Saturday, consolidates his leading position and is now 38 points ahead of Bagnaia, who regains his second place lost the day before at the end of the sprint which he did not have finished. Marquez, new third, is 40 units behind his compatriot.

The Frenchman Johann Zarco (Honda-LCR) finished 12th, his compatriot, the 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) having retired after falling, while he was 6th. The young Spaniard Pedro Acosta, 19, also fell in the first laps of the GP while fighting for 3rd place. This is the first retirement in the race for the rider of the French team GasGas-Tech3, considered one of the greatest hopes in MotoGP since Marquez.

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