Le Mans, France
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Michelin after the French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
Press releases from some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
There are lots of ways to win a motorcycle race, but most racers are only capable of applying one. Some riders can only win they can break away at the front, and have a clear track to ride clean, fast lines. Other riders can't maintain a pace on their own, so have to sit behind a fast rival and wait until the end of the race to pounce. Some need to sit in a group and exploit the dynamics of that group to create the right moment to strike.
Great riders can adapt to any type of race. If they need to break away, they break away. If they need to sit with another rider and wait, they wait. If they need a group to drag them along, they sit in front of a group and slow the whole thing up to control the race and wait to pounce.
The truly great riders can manage all of this, and understand what is needed in any particular situation. They don't just adapt to a type of race, they create the race they need in order to win. It can render them nigh on invincible, as they control the race. They write the rules, and force everyone else to play along with them. Then they rewrite them again, and leave their rivals on the back foot.
Finding a way to win
MotoGP standings after Le Mans:
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Le Mans:
Moto2 standings after the French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Le Mans:
Standings for the Moto3 class after the French Grand Prix in Le Mans:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Le Mans: