Australian Jack Miller won the French MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday at Le Mans ahead of Frenchmen Johann Zarco and Fabio Quartararo, the latter taking the lead in the world championship.
Miller (Ducati) thus won his second consecutive victory at the end of a race disrupted by the rain which forced the pilots to change machines at the start of the race to use those fitted with wet track tires.
Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) failed within five seconds of Miller after a comeback in the second part of the race, Quartararo (Yamaha) securing the third place which allows him to regain the lead of the championship with a point ahead of the 'Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), fourth Sunday.
Regrets for Zarco
“The wind added to the rain and I thought the race was going to be stopped,” said Miller who was further forced to observe a double penalty (extended lap) during the race for going over the limit. speed in the pit lane as he changed bikes.
“Two wins in a row is fantastic,” he said.
He climbed back to 4th place in the championship and won his 3rd MotoGP victory.
"Maybe if we had changed bikes a little earlier we could have won the race," said Johann Zarco, who gets his 3rd second place this season and goes back to 3rd place in the championship behind Quartararo and Bagnaia.
“I'm so happy, it's like a victory for me,” said Quartararo, indicating that his front tire was completely worn out at the end of the event.
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