One of the most spectacular races of MotoGP ends with both the Yamaha racers on top of the world standings now. Yet again Jorge Lorenzo wins the fifth round of MotoGP at Le Mans, France. While Valentino Rossi proves that no pole position matters to him, well except the fact that he’s really behind of course. Despite starting at the seventh pole position, he manages to get past everyone and attain the Second position towards the end. Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati Team comes at third.
Le Mans has always been one of the most exciting tracks and it proved again it’s mettle in the fifth race. After the free practice sessions, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) managed to gain the pole position followed by Dovizioso (Ducati) and Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) on second and third respectively.
The first couple of laps of the race were worth watching with popcorn and a soda as a lot of ups and downs were observed. Marquez who started at the first position dropped back to the fourth position when he went wide on the chicane. While his teammate Dani Pedrosa low sided, somehow finished the race just to see how his broken arm responds throughout the race.
Marquez was out of form as he was overtaken by Rossi initially and went wide again, dropping down to the sixth position. It seemed that his brakes and the new shorter swing arm troubled him. But then came the battle for fourth position that got everyone off their seats as Marquez and Iannone went head to head at every corner that passed. Marquez finally finished at fourth position.
Jorge Lorenzo repeats the Jerez victory yet again at Le Mans but is still behind the nine time world champion Valentino Rossi.
Round 5 – Le Mans, France Standings
- Jorge Lorenzo
- Valentino Rossi
- Andrea Dovizioso
- Marc Marquez
- Andrea Iannone
- Bradley Smith
- Pol Espargaro
- Yonny Hernandez
- Maverick Vinales
- Danilo Petrucci
- Nicky Hayden
- Loris Baz
- Hector Barbera
- Eugene Laverty
- Alvaro Bautista
- Dani Pedrosa
- Alex De Angelis
- Marco Melandri
MotoGP World Standings
1. Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha 102pt
2. Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha 87pt
3. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 83pt
4. Marc Marquez Repsol Honda 69pt
5. Andrea Iannone Ducati 61pt