2017 French GP – Valentino Rossi is defeated. In a few corners from the finish, after passing Vinales and in the first place, it’s the mistake that forced him to broaden the trajectory, allowing the Spaniard to overtake him again. Instead, to settle for second place, Rossi attacked again, but he fell. So, Vinales has won the 2017 French GP and his fourth race in MotoGP. Second place for Zarco. Now, the Spaniard now leads the driver standings with 85 points, followed by Dani Pedrosa (68) and Rossi (62). 4th Marc Marquez (58), also today at zero points because of fall.
2017 French GP: Johann Zarco
“Just great“. Johann Zarco celebrates its first podium in MotoGP and he does it in front of your audience at Le Mans. “It was a good race. I made a great start and from the beginning, I felt strong. I’ve always had the same pitch, trying to control the tire. Then Vinales overcame me, and it wasn’t easy to keep up. But my pace was good and I was able to handle the tires.”
“I’m very happy. It was an amazing race. I’m so glad of the work done and to return to the podium after two races.” said Vinales after the 2017 French GP. “Dani is a very strong rider. When it’s in the good day it is impossible to pick him up and then he’s an aspiring to the title like Valentino and Marc. We’ve all made mistakes and so now we have to stay focused and go at best.” Then, Maverick reveals that he has pushed to end up not having noticed the fall of Rossi. “I thought it was behind. Why didn’t I see that was long gone so I closed all the parts where he could outrun me. Do a quick lap at the end isn’t easy but Valentino has squeezed at most and then win it was very nice.”
Now date in two weeks at Mugello where the asphalt will have less grip than the French. “I have the same setup I had in Argentina. The bike works well. Just the tires we grip and we can get the 100%.” Mav continues. So, the new leader of MotoGP addresses a thought and a wish to Nicky Hayden hospitalized from Wednesday in intensive care after an accident mind trained by bike. “All we want is that Nicky recovers as soon as possible and to send him a strong good luck.”