2014 Recap – Round 5 French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix saw Marc Marquez continue his dominance of MotoGP with the Spaniard clocking up his fifth win from five starts ahead of Valentino Rossi and a season best result for Alvaro Bautista in third. In Moto2 Mika Kallio gave his championship challenge some added momentum with his second win in a row.

le mans motogp review 2014 (11)Marc Marquez was on it all weekend and claimed yet another victory. The Spaniard battled with Valentino Rossi throughout the race and took advantage of the Italian’s only mistake to hit the front

le mans motogp review 2014 (14)Pol Espargaro’s rookie campaign was impressive and qualifying second at Le Mans showed how much potential the Moto2 champion has

le mans motogp review 2014 (13)Espargaro would finish fourth in the race and just half a second off the podium

le mans motogp review 2014 (3)Bautista’s podium was his first in a year and one of very few highlights in his disappointing season aboard the Factory Honda for Gresini

le mans motogp review 2014 (6)Cal Crutchlow was pushing as hard as possible on the Ducati but could only finish 11th

le mans motogp review 2014 (4)Dovizioso had another strong start to the race but uultimatelyfell back from second to finish over 20s behind Marquez

le mans motogp review 2014 (8)Finishing off the podium for the first time in 2014 meant Dani Pedrosa came away from Le Mans disappointed in what would be another season of under achievement for the Spaniard

le mans motogp review 2014 (10)Five races and only one podium for Jorge Lorenzo. The Yamaha rider would see his season take an up turn over the coming races but his lack of confidence was clear throughout the early season rounds

le mans motogp review 2014 (12)Le Mans may not be popular with the paddock but the circuit sits in the beautiful French countryside with a stunning backdrop from the top of the Dunlop Chicane

le mans motogp review 2014 (7)Colin Edwards has always gone well at Le Mans but the French Grand Prix would be just another disappointment for the American with no points to show at the end of the race

le mans motogp review 2014 (9)Miller and Rins would be seperated by just one tenth of a second at the end of the Moto3 race

le mans motogp review 2014 (2)Alex Rins had five top fives in the opening five races but the 2013 Moto3 title runner-up underperformed in the early season races while he tried to come to terms with the Monlou team being ffocusedon the other side of the garage with Alex Marquez

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