Pedrosa wins wet French GP

Updated: May 19, 2013


Dani Pedrosa won an eventful French Grand Prix in wet conditions at Le Mans, lifting him to the top of the Moto GP standings.

It was a first win in France for the Spaniard and a best finish in Moto GP for Cal Crutchlow who came home a distant second with Marc Marquez continuing his fine start with a fourth consecutive podium.

The win moved Pedrosa six points clear of team-mate Marc Marquez, who recovered to third on the second Honda after a poor start, and 17 ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, whose Yamaha was only seventh.

Valentino Rossi was running as high as third at one stage however lost the bike in the gravel only to finish in 12th.

It was an improved performance by Ducati, Dovizioso seizing the lead after a good start however the Italian was unable to hold on eventually finishing fourth with team mate Hayden in fifth.

1 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 49’17.707
2 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +4.863
3 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team +6.949
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team +10.087
5 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team +18.471
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini +23.561
7 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing +27.961
8 Michele PIRRO Ignite Pramac Racing +40.775
9 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +41.407
10 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP +1’00.995
11 Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing +1’05.110
12 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing +1’16.368
13 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar +1’24.200
14 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project +1’25.726
15 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing +1’32.111
16 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing +1’40.602
17 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport 1 Lap
18 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens 1 Lap
19 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens 1 Lap