French motorcycle Grand Prix Live The six-time world champion is expected to be a contender for the 2022 title having almost fully recovered from the badly broken right arm which ruled him out of the 2020 season and conditions his 2021.
But Honda’s radical overhaul of the RC213V coupled with an eye injury that forced him to miss the Argentina round has left him 45 points off the championship lead coming into this weekend’s French Grand Prix.
Struggling on Friday at Le Mans and ending up 14th on the combined timesheets, with Marquez admitting he’s around four-tenths off the best on long-run pace, Marquez conceded that he has no title prospects this year.
French motorcycle Grand Prix Live start Time
Date: Sunday 15th June 2022
Warm-up: 08:40 – 09:00 BST
Race: 13:00 BST
Before the season starts you work to get the title, then when the races start little by little the rivals are putting you where you are and what you can aim for,” said Márquez on Friday at Le Mans.
That’s when you have to understand what you can aspire to. I tried. I had an eye injury and in these last three races in Austin, Portimao and Jerez I have seen that we are not prepared to fight for the world championship. As much as I want to, we are not here to fight for the title.
You have to set realistic goals, you can’t think about winning a race when you’re fighting to get into the top 10, it would be frustration after frustration.
We set ourselves realistic goals to have small motivations, like a fourth place in Jerez. Was it celebrated, yes, because it was a very good realistic goal that we had set for ourselves and we achieved it? We need to celebrate things to keep pushing and hopefully, we can celebrate wins in the future, but at the moment, we’re not here to talk about anything.
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French motorcycle Grand Prix Live qualifying for the 2022 MotoGP French Grand Prix
FP1 – 9:55-10:40 CET (8:55-9:40 BST)
FP2 – 14:10-14:55 CET (13:10-13:55 BST)
FP3 – 9:55-10:40 CET (8:55-9:40 BST)
FP4 – 13:30-14:00 CET (12:30-13:00 BST)
Qualifying 1 – 14:10-14:25 (13:10-13:25 BST)
Qualifying 2 – 14:35-14:50 (13:35-13:50 BST)
Sunday’s 27-lap French Grand Prix takes place at 14:00 local time (13:00 BST), the traditional starting time for European races when they don’t clash with Formula 1 rounds on the continent.
The Moto3 race will be the first on the bill on Sunday at 11:00 local time (10:00 BST), with Moto2 following at 12:20 local time (11:20 BST).
French motorcycle Grand Prix Live, watch the 2022 MotoGP French Grand Prix Free
BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Practice 1 & 2 – 08:00-15:00 BST
BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Practice 3 – 08:00-11:00 BST
BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Qualifying – 11:00-15:00 BST
BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Warm-up and races – 08:00-15:00 BST
All MotoGP sessions can be watched live via Dorna Sports’ video pass subscription service.
French motorcycle Grand Prix Live Quartararo, pushed to the second row in qualifying but extremely confident in his race pace, was 0.155s behind for Monster Yamaha with a limping LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami a surprise third.
Jorge Martin, Rins, and Miller completed the top six ahead of home hero Johann Zarco, who has been demoted from sixth to ninth on the grid by a penalty for ‘riding slowly and disturbing’ Pol Espargaro during qualifying.
Poleman Francesco Bagnaia was only 13th, just behind Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who tweaked his weakened right arm during a practice start.
French motorcycle Grand Prix Live Double 2022 race winner Enea Bastianini was the only faller this morning, losing the front under braking for the first chicane.
KTM’s miserable weekend continued with Miguel Oliveira the best RC16 in 17th place.
Soft tires were the preferred choice front and rear, Joan Mir and Pol Espargaro trying the medium rear.
Tech3 KTM’s Raul Fernandez is returning to action this weekend after being ruled out of the Portimao and Jerez rounds due to a right-hand injury.
Miller won last year’s French Grand Prix, after a flag-to-flag race caused by a heavy rain shower. The Australian was joined on the podium by home heroes Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco.