Release Date: Monday 22 May 2017

Stunning debut MotoGP podium for Zarco

It was a fantastic weekend for frenchman, Johann Zarco, who took his debut MotoGP podium in Le Mans, his home Grand-Prix. Taking full advantage of his front row start, the frenchman kept his cool during the race and crossed the line in second place. He's currently in fifth place in the MotoGP World Standings, just three points behind 2016 MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez.

Zarco is the first French rider since Regis Laconi in 1999 to score three successive top five finishes in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing.

The best result by a French rider at Le Mans in the MotoGP™ class is 4th by Olivier Jacque in 2003. French riders twice finished on the podium in the 500cc GP class at Le Mans; Raymond Roche was second in 1985 and Christian Sarron third in 1987.

In the Moto3 World Championship, Furygan-backed Jules Danilo finished in seventh place. He showed a strong pace at home, in spite of a mechanical problem on the bike following the red flagged incident on the second lap - only eight of the 31 riders who started the race were still upright after the incident.

The FIM Endurance World Championship took place at Oschersleben, Germany. There were top-ten positions for Furygan riders - Axel Maurin, Bastien Mackels and Olivier Depoorter of the Yamaha Viltais Experiences team finished in eighth - this is one more podium for the team in the Superstock category. Julien Da Costa, Sebastien Gimbert and Freddy Foray of the Honda Endurance Racing team finished in 10th position.

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