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May 2015

Monster Energy Grand Prix of France – Le Mans Qualifying Practice, 16 May 2015

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Monster Energy Grand Prix of France- Le Mans

Qualifying Practice – 16 May 2015

MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) made a last minute charge to secure his pole grid position. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took 2nd place from a damp-wary Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), who made a mistake on what looked like being his fastest lap. Lorenzo had previously dominated on the dry track.

Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda), Andrea Iannone  (Ducati Team) & Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) completed the 2nd row. Row 3 was filled by current championship leader Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), a returning from surgery Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) & Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Racing).

1 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)     Repsol Honda Team Honda                   1’32.246

2 Andrea Dovisioso (ITA)    Ducati Team Ducati                                    +0.503

3 Jorge LORENZO (SPA)     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha         +0.600

Moto2

Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) secured his maiden Moto2 pole position but Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) dead-heated his time for the 2nd position. Lowes had sat in his garage most of the session contented with his early established fastest lap until Rins bettered it.
3rd spot went to Johann Zarco (AGR Team) a mere 1/10th sec behind, bumping the Friday’s dominating Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Kalex) to 4th on the grid. Completing the 2nd row was the revitalised Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex) & Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing InterwettenKalex).

Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) currently 2nd in the championship crashed heavily in Qualifying, severely damaging his mount, giving his Team plenty to do before he starts in 15th spot.

1 Alex RINS (SPA)          Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex      1’37.114

2 Sam Lowes (GBR)       Speed Up Racing                Honda    +0.000

3 Johann Zarco (FRA)     AGR Team                            Kalex       +0.108

Moto3

Weather conditions rewarded those who established early fast laps before the drizzle commenced for the Moto3 qualifying session. Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) took pole position ahead of his team mate, Jorge Navarro. Francesco Bagnaia (Mapfre Team Mahindra) completed the 1st row, ahead of Jakob Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC), Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Jules Danilo (Ongetta-Rivacold) in row2.

Championship leader Danny Kent (Leopard racing Honda) failed to complete a fast lap before the rain. He from his 31st grid position and several other faster “back-markers” will be interesting to watch at the start.

1Fabio QUARTARARO (FRA)       Estrella Galicia 0,0            Honda            1’44.763

2 Jorge Navaro  (SPA)                  Estrella Galicia 0,0             Honda              +0.122

3 Francesco Bagnaia (ITA)           Mapfre Team Mahindra   Mahindra        +0.694

 

bwin Grand Prix of Spain – Jerez Race Results – 3 May 2015 MotoGP

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bwin Grand Prix of Spain – Jerez

Race Results – 3 May 2015

MotoGP

On the eve of his 28th birthday Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took his first win of the season in a race which he led from start to finish, breaking the lap record in the process with a time of 1’38.735. In second place was Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), riding with a broken little finger in his left hand. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished in third spot after closing to within 1 second of Marquez at one stage in the race but failing to reduce the gap any further. However it was Rossi’s 200th podium in Grand Prix racing, the first rider ever to so.

Fourth place went to Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda) with fifth going to Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and front row starter Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) in sixth.

1 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 44’57.246

2 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Repsol Honda Team Honda +5.576

3 Valentino ROSSI (ITA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +11.586

Moto2

Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) took his second victory of the season with an impressive ride, overtaking race leader and reigning Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex) with 17 laps to go and gradually increasing his lead to take a well deserved win. Second place went to Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport Kalex) who started ninth on the grid and took second when he passed Tito Rabat on the last corner of the last lap when Rabat ran wide after being hit by Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) in an attempted pass by Rins which resulted in Rins crashing. Rabat finished third.

Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex) took fourth spot ahead of Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex) in fifth with Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) sixth.

1 Jonas FOLGER (GER) AGR Team Kalex 45’01.873

2 Johann ZARCO (FRA) Ajo Motorsport Kalex +1.931

3 Tito RABAT (SPA) Estrella GaliciaG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex +2.222

Moto3

Victory went to Danny Kent (Leopard Racing Honda) after a thrilling last lap battle between four riders which saw race leader Fabio Quartararo (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) out brake himself on the last corner resulting in a collision with Kent forcing Quartararo wide and leaving Kent with a clear run to the finishing line. This was Kent’s third win in a row, the first time a British rider has achieved such a feat in Grand Prix racing since the late Barry Sheen in 1977.

Second place went to Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) third. Both Oliveira and Binder overtook Quartararo on the last corner when he ran wide.

Quartararo eventually finished in fourth place ahead of Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing Honda) in fifth and Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM) sixth.

1 Danny KENT (GBR) Leopard Racing Honda 41’19.552

2 Miguel OLIVEIRA (POR) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.097

3 Brad BINDER (RSA) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.296

bwin Grand Prix of Spain – Jerez Qualifying Practice – 2 May 2015

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bwin Grand Prix of Spain – Jerez

Qualifying Practice – 2 May 2015

MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo took (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) his first pole of the season with a record breaking lap of the Jerez circuit. In second spot was Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) riding with a broken little finger on his left hand with Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) in third place.

Current Championship leader, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from the middle of the second row in fifth sandwiched between brothers Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) in fourth and Aleix Espargaro (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in sixth.

1 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1’37.910

2 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.390

3 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Ducati Team Ducati +0.558

Moto2

Pole position went to reigning Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Kalex), his first of the season. In second place was Moto2 rookie and current Championship leader Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) with Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) in third spot.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth place will be Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing InterwettenKalex) ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex) in fifth with Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) sixth.

1 Tito RABAT (SPA) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 1’42.874

2 Alex RINS (SPA) Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex +0.305

3 Jonas FOLGER (GER) AGR Team Kalex +0.327

Moto3

In only his fourth Moto3 Grand Prix race Fabio Quartararo (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) took his first pole position, the second youngest rider ever to do so, the youngest being Marco Melandri. In second spot on the starting grid will be current Moto3 Championship leader Danny Kent (Leopard racing Honda) with Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the front row in third.

Starting in fourth spot will be Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with Philip Oettl (Schedl GP Racing KTM) in fifth and Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) sixth.

1Fabio QUARTARARO (FRA)Estrella Galicia 0,0Honda1’46.791

2 Danny KENT (GBR) Leopard Racing Honda +0.120

3 Miguel OLIVEIRA (POR) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.193