French GP Report
This weekend was the fifth round of the MotoGP, which was held at the Le Mans circuit, in France.
Friday was a warm and sunny day, which meant that the dry conditions were perfect for the boys to find their way around the track. The team had a strong start, as Scott Odgen was only 1.008 seconds behind the fastest lap. Joshua Whatley was only 0.343 seconds behind Odgen.
Saturday started with wet conditions, which did not seem to bother Odgen as he placed third in these conditions. As the day proceeded, the wet conditions cleared up and qualifying was in dry conditions. Odgen’s fastest lap unfortunately got invalidated, and he could not advance to Q2. He still managed to qualify in 20th place. Whatley had a high-side crash in the morning, but luckily the rider was uninjured. He qualified in 26th place.
Race day was full of sunshine, which perfectly suited the celebration of the 1000th MotoGP Grand Prix race. This weekend had the most spectators in history, which brought a lot of spirit to the track. Odgen had an unfortunate crash in the race and did not finish. Whatley had a strong race where he showed a lot of fight and crossed the line in 22nd place.
“The weekend was tough but I learned a lot. I unfortunately had a crash in the race and could not finish. I had a really strong feeling especially in the wet conditions. We will try again and continue to work hard.”
“Started well, made my way up a bit on the first lap and was inside the group. Was short as I was pushed by another rider and lost all the ground I had made up! Tried my hardest to catch them back up but without any slipstream was very difficult! Nobody wants results more than I do at this moment but with time it’ll come!”