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2016 Monster Energy MotoGP Le Mans, France images from race day

Le Mans Lorenzo-landed!

May 082016

A sensational lap record pace in qualification was converted with panache and a typical level of excellence by Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo at Le Mans today for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France. The recently-turned twenty-nine year old led every single lap of the 28 on the chart at this atmospheric and sun-kissed circuit for his second victory from the five rounds of MotoGP so far this season. It was his 62nd career win and brought him to 101 premier class podiums; level with Dani Pedrosa as the most successful Spaniard in the history of the sport. Le Mans was also the second consecutive total shutout by the works Yamaha crew after Valentino Rossi’s triumph two weeks previously at Jerez in Spain and the Italian was second in France for a dominant one-two. Engines were straining across the Bugatti circuit from Thursday night as the vibe of revelry that the French fans bring to this unique fixture pervaded the campsites, rang out through the night air and as practice, qualification and then three engaging races in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 created a memorable 2016 edition.