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Monster athletes compete in Race 1 Sunday at the 2017 Le Mans MotoGP stop

Viñales back to bossing MotoGP with Le Mans success

May 212017

Drenched in history as much as a characteristically adverse climate, the Le Mans ‘Bugatti’ circuit welcomed MotoGP for the second European stop of the 2017 trail and the fast ‘stop-start’ layout saw Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales place his ‘size nines’ on the highest step of the box for the second time this year.

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow came home in fifth spot and a comfortable distance ahead of Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo. Moto2 saw EG 0,0 Marc VDS Franco Morbidelli back on form with his fourth set of spoils from five and an emphatic comeback from his crash in Spain a fortnight ago. The Italian placed ahead of Sky Racing Team VR46’s Pecco Bagnaia; the rookie now hitting an impressive stride with his second rostrum turn on the bounce. Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Aron Canet was again in the champagne with the runner-up slot in Moto3.