Márquez places second and Lorenzo fourth on first day in France

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The Repsol Honda Team riders made progress in the first two free practice sessions for the French Grand Prix, both contested on a dry track.

Marc Márquez tomando una curva en sector revirado
Márquez places second and Lorenzo fourth on first day in France

Marc Márquez was fifth in the first session of the day, and in the afternoon he improved his time by almost 6 tenths, finishing second and 0.190 off pacesetter Maverick Viñales.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team box, Jorge Lorenzo ended FP1 14th, although he suffered a crash at Turn 9.

The Spaniard took a step forward in the second session, closing the day in fourth position, 0.098 behind his teammate.

Jorge Lorenzo y Marc Márquez en pista


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2019 French GP FP – Rider statements


The feeling is great today and I’m very happy because we were able to work in a good way, like always. The only change we made was a new tyre at the end of FP2 where normally we use the same tyres. With the weather looking unstable tomorrow it was best to do this.

Also today I made a big save in FP1, it was my second run and I was able to save it but it took me by surprise a little bit because it’s so bumpy. Another nice video for the collection! There are many fast people and with the changing weather we will maintain our focus.


Today didn’t start in the ideal way with the crash this morning. I was running with too much lean over the curbs and wasn’t able to save it. We came back stronger, in Free Practice 2 we made one change to the bike and I was able to feel much better on corner entry.

It has helped a lot and we will keep trying different bits to become more and more confident. Conditions look like they could change tomorrow, but for today it was positive.

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