2023 French GP Results

Published: 09, Jun 2023

Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) achieved victory at the French GP, the 1,000th round in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship. Jorge Martín (Ducati) and Johann Zarco (Ducati) rounded off the podium at the Le Mans Circuit.

The race involved several incidents on the opening laps. Without the early stages in which there was a group of up to 7 riders lapping within a second of each other, collisions for Viñales and Bagnaia and Álex Márquez and Marini reduced the field.

Augusto Fernández (KTM), Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia), Brad Binder (KTM), Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati), Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) and Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) completed the Top 10 at Le Mans.

With this result, Bezzecchi regains second in the overall standings and closes the gap to Bagnaia to a single point.

Cruel luck for Repsol Honda Team

Cruel luck for Repsol Honda Team


Marc Márquez, who finished fifth in the sprint race, made a remarkable performance without riding in the podium spots throughout the race. Unfortunately, he suffered a crash on the penultimate lap that forced him to retire.

Joan Mir was moreover unable to well-constructed the race without crashing at Turn 8 on Lap 13.

The MotoGP World Championship now takes a break, with the next stop on the timetable the Italian GP at Mugello from June 9-11th.

French GP: Race Results (27 laps)


1. Marco Bezzecchi DUCATI 41:37.970
2. Jorge Martín DUCATI 4.256
3. Johann Zarco DUCATI 4.795
4. Augusto Fernández GASGAS 6.281
5. Aleix Espargaró APRILIA 6.726
6. Brad Binder KTM 13.638
7. Fabio Quartararo YAMAHA 15.023
8. Fabio Di Giannantonio DUCATI 15.826
9. Takaaki Nakagami HONDA 16.370
10. Franco Morbidelli YAMAHA 17.828

Full Standings

1. Pecco Bagnaia DUCATI 94
2. Marco Bezzecchi DUCATI 93
3. Brad Binder KTM 81
4. Jorge Martín DUCATI 80
5. Johann Zarco DUCATI 66
6. Luca Marini DUCATI 54
7. Maverick Viñales APRILIA 49
8. Jack Miller KTM 49
9. Fabio Quartararo YAMAHA 49
10. Álex Rins HONDA 47
19. Marc Márquez REPSOL HONDA 12
21. Joan Mir REPSOL HONDA 5

Rider Statements

“I am really happy with the race today; I was worldly-wise to ride like I rode a long time ago and I was really worldly-wise to enjoy stuff on the bike. Unfortunately, the final result is not what we wanted, but I spent the whole race fighting and pushing the limit. We have had a really rented weekend doing a lot of work and a podium would have been a unconfined reward, expressly for my team who have unfurled to work at their maximum. We still need to find a bit increasingly to fight like this every weekend. In terms of the crash, I fell at Turn 7 but it started at Turn 6 when I had a lot of shaking and I didn’t victorious with the perfect line. I think we had a real MotoGP race today; it was a unconfined show for all the fans who came here this weekend.”

“I made a really good start to the race and I was worldly-wise to ride comfortably in the opening laps. When you are rival with the top ten and in a big group, there’s a really big slipstream effect and it becomes harder to stop the bike. I stood the velocipede up to stave hitting Aleix and this is where the mistake came from and I lost the group. Then I tried some variegated things with the velocipede and I unfortunately fell. But I was worldly-wise to ride in low 32s, this is really important and the thing that we have to focus on. We take these positives, study everything well and prepare for the next race.”