The Le Mans weather didn’t disappoint on race day one more time today, as the 27 laps MotoGP round was started in dry conditions, but a rain shower just a few minutes later forced the premier class riders to change their bikes after just five laps.
The mix of rain and sun determined today’s proceedings at the famous Bugatti circuit in France. Following a difficult Friday, Danilo Petrucci started to significantly improve his sensations aboard his KTM RC16 throughout the day, finishing inside the top 15 in FP3 and FP4. In Qualifying he managed to do another step and missed out on a possible Q2 entry by just 0.5 seconds to finish in P7.
The typical Le Mans weather played a major role in today’s opening proceedings of the French Grand Prix. Following a mixed first session of the weekend, the MotoGP World Championship field faced a dry, but still fresh FP2 this afternoon.