MotoGP live ticker Le Mans: Bastianini wins, Bagnaia crashes

18:41

See you later!

MotoGP says goodbye to Le Mans and we say goodbye to our live ticker. As always, you can read all the reactions and comments on race day in our motorcycle section.

Until the next Grand Prix in Mugello we will also give you the latest news from the MotoGP universe there. And in two weeks we’ll see each other again in the next ticker number. Until then!


Photos: MotoGP: French Grand Prix (Le Mans) 2022, race



18:38

The MotoGP podium in Le Mans


15.15

MotoGP: results

In the World Cup, Quartararo’s lead shrinks to four points. Aleix Espargaro is his first pursuer. Bastianini is number three, eight points behind. Rins is already 33 points behind in fourth place. Miller makes up six positions and is now fifth, 40 points behind.

– Race result
– World Cup stand


15:05

Enea Bastianini: “I was trying to make him nervous”

Enea Bastianini (Gresini-Ducati / 1.): “I’m very happy with this race. I did not expect it, because the weekend did not start well with the crashes. I am usually very consistent, but it was difficult here. My pace was really good, just like the group in front of me. When I came close to Pecco, I tried to pass him and make him nervous at turn 2. I finally succeeded and I won the race.I dedicate the victory to my team because they worked very hard to give me the best possible bike deliveries.It’s incredible , what they have done. “


15:02

Jack Miller: “I could not argue with anything”

Jack Miller (Ducati / 2.): “It’s great to be back after struggling in the last couple of races but not achieving anything. The guys in front were fast. Pecco passed me early. It looked like he could run a little faster. I had a lot of grip, but “I could not. I do not attack as hard in the right turns because of the soft front tire. This tire at least gave me some feedback that the medium front tire did not. I always crashed when I drove on this tire.”

“With the soft tire, the bike was a little more unstable, but I at least knew what I was doing. Pecco passed and wanted to escape. But when he was in front he had a lot of scares. I saw Bastianini get closer. He passed and I could not do anything. Pecco and he had a bit of a fight. My lap times got a little better eventually and I got closer. But he drove really well. Aleix pushed from behind. I had deja vu. Last time was “Marquez. Now it was Aleix who got me. It’s nice to give the team a podium. In front of the fantastic fans here at Le Mans.”


14:59

Aleix Espargaro: “Almost fall yourself”

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia / 3rd): “It was a super hard race, the hardest of the current season. I’m really exhausted. The front wheel slid in almost every corner. I also had a lot near the highsides. I played with the mappings. I had to reduce the power a lot. It made the bike really slow today. “

“I saw many falls in front of me and I almost fell myself. I started getting problems with the front every time I got closer to Jack. I decided to run half a second after him. I knew Fabio was behind me. But “I knew it would be difficult for him to overtake me. It was about not making any mistakes. I did it. Third place is the reward.”


14.50

MotoGP: The rest of the rankings

Zarco finishes its home race in fifth place. Marc Marquez finished in sixth place and finished 15 seconds behind the race winner. Behind him stands Honda brand colleague Nakagami. Brad Binder, Marini and Vinales complete the top 10.

The remaining points go to Pol Espargaro, Bezzecchi, Di Giannantonio, Alex Marquez and Morbidelli. RNF drivers Dovizioso and Darryn Binder fell behind as only 17 drivers finished.


14:44

MotoGP: Third victory for Bastianini

The victory can no longer be taken from Bastianini. After Qatar and Austin, the Gresini driver won his third race of the season in last year’s Ducati and duped the factory’s drivers. However, Miller secured second place. Aleix Espargaro successfully defends against Quartararo, who ends just 0.106 seconds from the podium.


14:42

MotoGP: Last round

Bastianini and Miller look confident if no gross error occurs. But can Quartararo still manage with Aleix Espargaro to get on the podium at home GP?


14.40

MotoGP: Third KTM out

Oliveira fell. This is the third KTM out of the race. Only Brad Binder is still running. Meanwhile, it has pushed him up to eighth place.


14:39

MotoGP: final phase

While Bagnaia runs down the pitlane with drooping shoulders, Bastainini runs towards his third victory of the season. Can take it easy the last three laps now. Miller is almost three seconds behind. In return, he has good air on Aleix Espargaro. It will be exciting to see if Quartararo can still grab Aprilia.


14.35

MotoGP: Bagnaia in the gravel

In the goal corner on the 21st round, Bagnaia throws the Ducati and is out! Bastianini is now in the lead with a comfortable margin of two and a half seconds. Miller is number two. Aleix Espargaro is third, but can not shake Quartararo.


14:33

MotoGP: Ducati duel

Bastianini has been putting Bagnaia on the back wheel for a while now and studying the brand colleague. In the Dunlop harassment, he launches an initial attack, but loses the lead again in turn 6. But then Bagnaia makes a mistake at turn 8 and goes wide. Thus, Bastianini is over again.


14:28

MotoGP: Topduo with advantage

Bagnaia and Bastianini can pull away. Miller’s distance has grown to over a second. Behind them follow Aleix Espargaro and Quartararo. Marc Marquez loses sixth to Zarco, who is now sixth but is more than four seconds behind. Zarco’s teammate Martin fell.


14:23

MotoGP: Total failure for Suzuki

Mir crashes into the goal corner and is out of the race. That means a possible podium placement is gone, and Suzuki is completely empty-handed after Rins’ early fall.


14:21

MotoGP: Top field closer together again

There are still 15 rounds left. Bagnaia leads by half a second. Bastianini grabbed Miller and is the new second. Behind Mir could catch up and hold the fourth place. He has Aleix Espargaro and Quartararo in tow.

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