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MotoGP France: what time is the free practice this Friday?

Before this French Grand Prix, there was one in Spain, where Francesco Bagnaia won for the fifth time in MotoGP and the first since Valencia last season, becoming the third Italian to win in Jerez with Valentino Rossi (seven times) and Loris Capirossi (once). Bagnaia is the fifth different winner since the opening race in Qatar. There were also five different winners in the first six MotoGP races of 2020 with Fabio Quartararo, Brad Binder, Andrea Dovizioso, Miguel Oliveira and Franco Morbidelli, before Maverick Viñales prevailed to bring the number of different winners to six in the first seven races. But this is the only time this has happened in the history of the premier class. 2022 has a chance to match that stat at Le Mans…

Bagnaia became the first driver to achieve pole position, the fastest lap of the race, cross the finish line leading every lap and win the race since he did it last year at the Algarve Grand Prix. Bagnaia is the second pilot Ducati to achieve this feat with Casey Stonerwhich did so eight times with the Bologna plant from 2007 to 2010.

This is the 11th podium of Bagnaia with Ducati in MotoGP, overtaking Danilo Petrucci in fifth place on the list of pilots Ducati with the most podiums in the category, four less than his teammate Jack Miller.

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After Enea Bastianini at the Grand Prix of Qatar and the Americas, Jerez is the third victory Ducati since the start of the season. This is the second time that Ducati achieves three victories in the first six races of a MotoGP season with 2007, all with Casey Stoner (Qatar, Turkey and China). It is also the fifth consecutive year that at least two pilots Ducati different won during the season. The only time there were more than two riders was last year with three: Bagnaia, Jorge Martin and Miller.

At the Spanish Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo finished second for his third podium of the season so far. Indonesia (P2) and Portugal (P1). This is the 23rd podium of Quartararo in the queen category, which allows him to be the most successful French driver in this category ahead of Christian Sarron (18) and Johann Zarco (13). It is therefore the 23rd podium of Quartararo with Yamaha in MotoGP, one less than his former teammate Maverick Vinaleswho is seventh on the list of pilots Yamaha having won the most podiums in the premier category. Rossi is in the lead with 142 podiums in the queen category with Yamaha.

Alex Espargaro finished third in the Spanish Grand Prix for his fifth MotoGP podium and third since the start of the season. It’s the first time thatAprilia stands on three podiums in a single season, and the first time that the Noale factory stands on two podiums in two successive premier class races.

Bagnaia won the race from pole position ahead Quartararostarted in second position, and Aleix Espargaro, started third. It is the first time that the three riders on the front row have reached the MotoGP podium in the same order since the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2016 with Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Mark Marquez finished fourth in the Spanish Grand Prix as the best Honda rider, which is his best result since his last victory in Emilia-Romagna last year. With Alex Rins19th at Jerez, only two riders have scored points in all six MotoGP races so far this season: Quartararo and Aleix Espargaro.

SHARK Helmets French Grand Prix, Le Mans

The update having been made before the start of hostilities for this seventh round of the season, the French Grand Prix, here are the timetables for this Friday so as not to miss anything.

“Shark Grand Prix de France” program 2022:

Friday May 13

08:25 – 08:45: MotoE, FP1

09:00 – 09:40: Moto3, FP1

9:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: MotoGP, FP1

10.55 a.m. – 11.35 a.m.: Moto2, FP1

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: MotoE, FP2

1:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.: Moto3 FP2

2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.: MotoGP FP2

15-10 – 15h50: Moto2 FP2

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: MotoE, Qualifying 1

5:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.: MotoE, Qualifying 2

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