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With Quartararo coming off a couple of great weeks to his home GP, Bagnaia with his first 2022 win, Zarco on home turf, Miller who won here last year, Aprilia getting stronger every round, and the Suzuki boys that may be looking for a new employer and need to start putting points on the board... Who will be victorious in this classic circuit?

Le Mans always produces surprises.
 

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And will there be more fallout of the tire pressure “scandal” some riders including Bagnia reportedly not running minimum pressures during races. Could this be the answer to Quatararo’s front tire woes… he needs to “cheat” too? Min pressure is like 27psi. (1.9bar)
 

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A new lap record, already.


Not sure about more fallout from the air pressure scandal. Looks like "it's not in the rule book yet", so they are not going to do anything about it.
 

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The fact that there are eight Ducatis on the grid, slowly takes effect. Coupled with the fact that their riders are no slouches too...

Three of the top five bikes wear a Ducati badge. The two Frenchmen, expected to be higher on the grid for the Sunday race, are fourth and sixth. Both have very good race pace. Two Suzukis are also in the top 10, after a tumultuous week and a half.


And as always, Le Mans weather might play a part in tomorrow's action. Rain chances at max around the race time.
 

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Very exciting race. Lots of action. Very much worth watching!
 
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Very good racing in all three classes. Moto3 started a bit crazy and was anybody's race until the last lap. Moto2 had a good race for the podium places.
 

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Bastianini is showing the other Ducati guys how this red beast must be ridden ! Very impressive.
Zarco did'nt do bad actually, starting from P12 and finishing P5 ( P12 because of the penalty + he ALWAYS loses three positions at race start !)
 

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Haha just have 2 ppl crash out and gift you the box, imo it's not the bike it's a top6 bike for sure but he definitely got lucky the past few races
It's not about getting lucky. It's racing. Only thing that matters it crossing the finish line as fast as possible. If you fall before that, you lost.

It may be easier to teach a fast rider not to crash than to teach a slow rider to be fast, but keeping the bike rubber down for an entire race, riding on the edge, and being consistently fast, is the only thing that matters. Aleix is doing just that for the entire season so far. He is second on the leaderboard. That's not by chance.
 
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