2018 MotoGP : Race 5/19 Results

Editor@Throttle|Updated: May 21, 2018 7:47

Marc Marquez won a third race on the trot for Honda as he claimed victory in the French MotoGP at Le Mans. It was a 38th win for the Spaniard in the series and extended his lead to 36 points at the top of the championship. Danilo Petrucci claimed second and fellow Italian Valentino Rossi third, while home favourite Johann Zarco was on pole but slid out on lap seven.

"The race was tough because the pace of everyone was close. This victory is important," said Marquez.

Maverick Vinales was seventh and is second on 59 points in the drivers' standings. Briton Cal Crutchlow was taken to the hospital after suffering a crash in qualifying but recovered to finish eighth.


French GP results:


1. Marc Marquez (Spa/Honda) 41mins 49.773secs,

2. Danilo Petrucci (Ita/Ducati) +2.310secs

3. Valentino Rossi (Ita/Yamaha) +5.350secs

4. Jack Miller (Aus/Ducati) + 6.314secs

5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa/Honda) 7.419secs

6. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa/Ducati) 10.355secs

7. Maverick Vinales (Spa/Yamaha) 13.543secs

8. Cal Crutchlow (GB/Honda) +23.758secs

9. Aleix Espargaro (Spa/Aprilia) +26.206secs

10. Alex Rins (Spa/Suzuki) +27.937secs



Championship standings (after five of 19 races):


1. Marc Marquez (Spa/Honda) 95 points

2. Maverick Vinales (Spa/Yamaha) 59

3. Johann Zarco (Fra/Yamaha) 58

4. Valentino Rossi (Ita/Yamaha) 56

5. Danilo Petrucci (Ita/Ducati) 54

6. Jack Miller (Aus/Ducati) 49

7. Andrea Iannone (Ita/Suzuki) 47

8. Cal Crutchlow (GB/Honda) 46

9. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita/Ducati) 46

10. Dani Pedrosa (Spa/Honda) 29


Article Source : BBC News