World championship started in the best way possible and after four races we have 4 riders in the space of just 9 points. A magic scenario for a fight that has never been so close, with Marc Marquez, Alex Rins, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi ready for the French GP.
In Press Conference there was championship leader Marc Marquez, Jerez podium finisher Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales, Andrea Dovizioso and the two home riders Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco.
First one to talk has been the actual World Champion: “Jerez GP was important, but now we have another race. We got 25 points and we are happy but we are not looking at the Championship Standings. On Monday’s test we were competitive and we tried a lot of things. We should have the same mentality we had at Jerez in a stop&go track. We have to find the way to be competitive”
Rins and Suzuki did not have great result on the French circuit, but the progress that both have made give hopes that the duo will be competitive also at Le Mans: “We had a great start of the season; during the test we tried a lot of things like the spoiler. We have found good solutions, but not for this race. When you first come to MotoGP you think tests are boring, when you are fighting for the first positions they are not a problem anymore”
After coming back to the podium in a tough circuit for Yamaha, Maverick Vinales wants to confirm the steps forward did in Spain: “Showing our potential in race is really important. We struggled in the first races, we needed a good result. We improved also during the tests, we could fight for the podium here!”
Andrea Dovizioso has desire of redemption after being out of the podium in the last two races and crashed out during the last French GP while he was leading the race: “Championship is open, we have to find something to keep fighting. We are going on a track good for me and I expect to be faster than Jerez. We should be competitive from Friday to fight for podiums and victories”
Fabio Quartararo has a big dream in his home GP after the great disappointment of Spanish GP where he was going for his first MotoGP podium before a technical problem stopped him: “Jerez’s weekend, overall, was good. Race was going well, after a tough start I was following the others. At the end it happened what it happened, but it was still interesting. After that race fans went crazy, I am sure I will have a lot of support, but we should keep the focus on our work”
Not the ideal start of the season for Johann Zarco, but KTM rider surely is gonna give everything he could for a good result “Surely we will have a lot of positive energy from the fans. We are receiving great support despite a difficult start and in Jerez we tried some things; being in this state is not easy. We should take a look at the weather, I hope to get a good result here”