|Race 4 of 18 races in the|
2013 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||19 May 2013|
|Official name||Monster Energy Grand Prix de France|
The 2013 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2013 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 17–19 May 2013 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, France.
The 2013 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 65th Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme Road racing World Championship season. Jorge Lorenzo started the season as the defending World Champion, while Honda was the defending Manufacturers' Champion. Moto2 champion Marc Márquez joined the MotoGP grid with Repsol Honda and Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese entered Moto2, with Intact GP.
Le Mans is a city in France on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.
France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the east, and Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) and a total population of 67.02 million. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille and Nice.
|1||26||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||28||49:17.707||6||25|
|2||35||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||28||+4.863||4||20|
|3||93||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||28||+6.949||1||16|
|6||19||Go&Fun Honda Gresini||Honda||28||+23.561||7||10|
|7||99||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||28||+27.961||2||9|
|8||51||Ignite Pramac Racing||Ducati||28||+40.775||14||8|
|9||38||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||28||+41.407||9||7|
|10||6||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||28||+1:00.995||5||6|
|11||29||Energy TI Pramac Racing||Ducati||28||+1:05.110||13||5|
|12||46||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||28||+1:16.368||8||4|
|13||41||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||27||+1:24.200||11||3|
|14||9||Came IodaRacing Project||Ioda-Suter||28||+1:25.726||16||2|
|15||17||Cardion AB Motoracing||ART||28||+1:32.111||18||1|
|16||5||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||FTR Kawasaki||28||+1:40.602||17|
|17||70||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||27||+1 lap||20|
|18||8||Avintia Blusens||FTR||27||+1 lap||15|
|19||7||Avintia Blusens||FTR||27||+1 lap||24|
|Ret||68||Paul Bird Motorsport||ART||20||Retirement||23|
|Ret||14||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||15||Accident||12|
|Ret||52||Came IodaRacing Project||Ioda-Suter||15||Retirement||22|
|Ret||71||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||FTR Kawasaki||7||Retirement||19|
|Ret||67||Go&Fun Honda Gresini||FTR Honda||1||Accident||21|
The race was red-flagged on lap 24 of 26 due to rain; the final results were taken from the end of lap 22.
|23||97||Speed Up||19||+3 laps||34|
|OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT|
|24||57||Kalex KTM||23||+1 lap||26|
|25||29||FTR Honda||23||+1 lap||32|
|DNS||99||Suter Honda||Did not start|
|DNS||7||Mahindra||Did not start|
|OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT|
Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded.
The 2003 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2003 MotoGP Championship. It took place on the weekend of 23–25 May 2003 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans, France.
The 2009 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 16–18 October 2009 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Ducati rider Casey Stoner won the grand prix, in his home race. Championship leader Valentino Rossi finished second, further increasing his championship lead over rival Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed out and failed to score any points. This also marked the final Grand Prix win in the career of Marco Simoncelli before his death 2 years later on 23 October 2011 at the 2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix after suffering a fatal crash in Race.
The 2010 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2010 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 16–18 July 2010 at the Sachsenring, located in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany.
The 2012 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 18–20 May 2012 at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, France. In a press conference on the Thursday before the race, Casey Stoner announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the season. He went on to finish third in the MotoGP race, handing the championship lead to Jorge Lorenzo, the race winner. Valentino Rossi took second place for his first podium since the previous year's race. Thomas Lüthi and Louis Rossi won the Moto2 and Moto3 races respectively. This was the 800th race to contribute to the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship.
The 2012 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix was the twelfth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 24–26 August 2012 at the Masaryk Circuit located in Brno.
The 2012 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 12–14 October 2012 at the Twin Ring Motegi, located in Motegi, Japan.
The 2012 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixteenth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 19–21 October 2012 at the Sepang International Circuit. Sandro Cortese became the first Moto3 world champion.
The 2013 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit near Doha in Qatar on 7 April 2013.
The 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas was the second round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on 21 April 2013. This was the first GP race at the circuit.
The 2013 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Circuito de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera on 5 May 2013.
The 2013 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Mugello Circuit in Scarperia on 2 June 2013.
The 2013 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on 16 June 2013.
The 2013 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifteenth round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang on 13 October 2013.
The 2013 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixteenth round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Phillip Island on 20 October 2013.
The 2013 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventeen round of the 2013 MotoGP season. It was held at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi on 27 October 2013. Jorge Lorenzo won the MotoGP race to gain Yamaha its 200th victory in the 500cc/MotoGP class. Pol Espargaró clinched the Moto2 world title after title contenders Scott Redding and Esteve Rabat crashed out in the race.
The 2014 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2014 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit in Doha on 23 March 2014.
The 2015 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in Santiago del Estero on 19 April 2015.
The 2015 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on 9 August 2015.
The 2016 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Mugello Circuit in Scarperia on 22 May 2016. The MotoGP race was settled by a mere 0.019 seconds as Jorge Lorenzo pulled out of Marc Márquez' slipstream on the final straight on the final lap after a dramatic duel between the two, whilst polesitter Valentino Rossi lost a chance at challenging for a home win due to an engine failure. This race marks Rossi's first bike failure since the 2007 San Marino Grand Prix.
The 2017 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2017 MotoGP season. It was held at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans on May 21, 2017.
[...] all the sporting results obtained by Anthony West from 20 May 2012 up to the expiry of the period of ineligibility (i.e. 19 October 2013) will be invalidated.
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