It was an eventful weekend for the GALFER representatives at MotoGP, with 13 out of 20 riders retiring from the race. Despite this the Moto3 race finished with a win and a second place. British rider John McPhee (Petronas-Sprinta) won his first race of the season, passing the Italian rider Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing). They both ride a Honda HRC fitted with GALFER Disc Wave® Racing. Gabriel Rodrigo (Gresini Racing) finished 4th, just 2 tenths behind the third. The race was plagued with accidents and only 17 riders managed to pass by the chequered flag.
In Moto2 Mattia Pasini (Petronas-Sprinta) and Remy Gardner (SAG Racing) had the worst of lucks and crashed when they were fighting with the leading group for a place at the podium. Sam Lowes (Gresini Racing) had to retire too. On a positive note, Japanese rider Tetsuta Nagashima (SAG Racing) made a spectacular comeback from the 31st place at the starting grid to his final 11th place.
In MotoGP it was a weekend to forget, as all three GALFER representatives (Pecco Bagnaia, Tito Rabat and Karel Abraham) retired for different reasons.
YUKI KUNNI LEADS THE FIM CEV MOTO3 IN FRANCE
As usual, parallel to the GP of France there was a Moto3 FIM CEV race. Japanese Yuki Kunni (Asia Talent Team), who uses GALFER brake components, won his second victory this season after starting at the pole and setting a pace that no one could keep up. Daniel Holgado (School Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) was 4th, Carlos Tatay (Reale-Avintia) was 6th and Xavier Artigas (Leopard-Impala) was 7th.
The next round will be held at Mugello (Italy) from May, 31st to June, 2nd.