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MotoGP France 2012: don't take off your coat until May 40
MotoGP France 2012: don't take off your coat until May 40

Next round of the World Motorcycle Championship in the Le Mans Circuit located 200 kilometers west of Paris. Built in 1965 and renovated in 2000 and 2008, it has a rope of 4,185 meters with 13 curves of which four are left and 9 right. The track record is held by Dani pedrosa with a 1, 33.617 obtained last season in the race, marking the fastest lap, although in 2008 he rode faster, taking a pole in 1, 32.647. It is a track where the motorcycle is usually prepared looking for traction and good acceleration as a general rule.

The T1 it includes the finish line and a complicated back chicane where precious tenths can be lost at the start if we don't accelerate well. The T2 is based on two not very difficult curves but the T3 It consists of a complicated hairpin with a back straight, which again asks for more acceleration, and ends with another chicane in which it is also vital to start strong. The last part of the circuit, or T4, more convoluted, it can be decisive. And you have to keep an eye on the weather forecasts as you can spend the whole weekend in northwestern France. We will have to closely follow the MeteoFrance.

Moto3 or the confirmation of Marverick Viñales

Maverick Viñales

Last season in only his fourth Grand Prix, the one from Roses scored his first victory in the "circus" making it clear that he was the rookie to consider for later tests. He ended 2011 with the award of best rookie without any discussion. This circuit brings good memories to Maverick Viñales who comes from signing a second place in the last race held in Estoril. Watch out for Romano Fenati, Sandro Cortese and Luis Salom who come to Le Mans eager and will make it difficult. The general classification comes to this circuit with Sandro Cortese as the leader with 57 points followed by Maverick Viñales himself with 55 points. Much world to compete in a category that is turning out to be very exciting in its first year of life. Let's also hope that Maverick Viñales had a serious conversation with his team manager so that the ugly images of Estoril at the end of the race are not repeated.

My forecast for this race is as follows:

  • 1 Maverick Viñales

  • 2 Roman Fenati

  • 3 Sandro Cortese

Moto2 because without Marc Márquez it wouldn't be the same

Marc Márquez

Marc Márquez does not seem to have difficulties, the "Marc-ciano" de Cervera is getting stronger every day. He comes from winning in Estoril and leads the championship standings with 70 points. But at 61 and just behind he has what is probably his worst nightmare and rival this year, Pol Espargaro. The progression in the category of the smallest of the Granollers brothers is impressive. We cannot rule out Thomas Luthi, third in the standings with 43 points and also third in the last Estoril GP. One of the best performing rookie drivers in the category, Johan zarco, race at home and do not rule out a good role for the JIR Moto2 rider and his Motobi. Round numbers weekend for Toni Elijah celebrating its 200th Grand Prix, as well as Bradley smith who will do the same with his 100th participation in the World Cup. As usual, a promising racing weekend for the most exciting and contested World Cup class yet.

My forecast for this race is as follows:

  • 1 Pol Espargaro

  • 2 Johan Zarco

  • 3 Marc Márquez

MotoGP, cool down for the category … big?

Casey stoner

For the MotoGP category we find some resemblance to Moto2, especially with regard to classifications since the first three classified in the past Portuguese GP coincide with the first three of the general classification. Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani PedrosaIn this order, the cake of the first three positions is distributed, although it is true that the differences are less bulky than in Moto2. A tighter qualifying it seems that we have less fun this year in MotoGP. 66, 65 and 52 they are the points of these pilots in the general classification respectively. But we can't rule out Yamaha Tech3 riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow they are the ones that seem to give the best performance immediately behind the top positions. Conference this weekend where Jorge Lorenzo can attack Casey Stoner to claim the leadership of the category and circuit that has seen the last podium of a Valentino rossi further diminished by not carrying out the post Estoril tests due to bad weather. The CRT, as up to now, they are content to go out on track at their own GP.

My forecast for this race is:

  • 1 Jorge Lorenzo

  • 2 Casey Stoner

  • 3 Dani pedrosa

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