Rossi concerned by shoulder pain
Valentino Rossi says he was disappointed to discover that the after-effects of last month's Motocross crash were still causing him discomfort in Le Mans practice today.
Bautista to judge fitness on Saturday
Alvaro Bautista will decide on Saturday morning if he is fit enough to continue with the rest of the French Grand Prix weekend.
De Puniet primed for home GP
Randy de Puniet will be aiming to give the fans at Le Mans something extra to cheer this weekend as he targets a strong display in his home race, the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
Work to do for De Puniet after first day
LCR Honda rider Randy de Puniet has already made a strong start to his 2010 season and currently lies sixth in the standings, and the Frenchman is aiming to give his fans something extra to cheer this weekend.
Espargaró notes quick adaptation after French practice
The Pramac Racing team were extremely satisfied with the opening practice session of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, as Aleix Espargaró and Mika Kallio set the ninth and 15th best times on Friday.
Top five a good base start for Repsol Honda pair
The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France weekend got underway today (Friday) with the first hour of practice taking place in welcome warm sunshine at Le Mans. The Repsol Honda RC212V machines of Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa finished the session in fourth and fifth positions, with both setting lap times within striking distance of today’s fastest rider, Valentino Rossi. They are confident of moving further forward in qualifying tomorrow.
Fast start for Tech 3 in home GP
Colin Edwards overcame an early set-up issue to impressively climb his way up the rankings into sixth position at the session's conclusion, the Texan ending with a best time of 1’35.089 in a closely contested opening practice that saw the top eight split by less than a second.
Busy set-up schedule ahead for Aoyama
The Grand Prix of Le Mans did not start as expected for Hiroshi Aoyama and the Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team. After the good results at the post race Test at Jerez the expectations for the first free practice at Le Mans were high, and hopes were that the team would continue where it had left off at Jerez.
Gresini duo content with accomplished session
Team San Carlo Honda Gresini riders Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli continued the positive trend of their recent progress by following up a good weekend at Jerez last time out with an encouraging start to proceedings at Le Mans.
Cluzel delights home French crowd in Moto2 Friday session
Jules Cluzel started the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France weekend exactly as he would have planned to on Friday afternoon, by setting the fastest lap of the first Moto2 practice session at Le Mans as he eyes up the first GP win of his career on the familiar territory of home soil.
Espargaró leads the 125 way in Le Mans FP1
The Tuenti Racing rider was extremely fast in the opening session of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France on Friday afternoon, setting the quickest lap ahead of Marc Márquez and Sandro Cortese in glorious sunshine