Marc Marquez at the 1000th GP in France
At the historic 1000th GP in France, Marc Marquez will be making his much-anticipated return to the Repsol Honda Team at full strength, joining Joan Mir in search of a stable weekend.
After breaking the first metacarpal on his right hand during the Portuguese Grand Prix. Marquez has consulted with three medical teams and has been cleared to race his Repsol Honda Team RC213V in France. The primary focus will be for Marquez to get back into the flow of a Grand Prix weekend. And pick up where he and the Honda RC213V left off. Despite his injury, Marquez has stood on the top step of the podium three times in the premier class in Le Mans.
Joan Mir, on the other hand, arrives in Le Mans after completing a busy post-race test, hoping to find consistency and improvement. Despite showing flashes of his potential during testing and early races. Mir and the Honda RC213V have had a tough time in recent rounds. Further, putting together a consistent weekend will be his main focus. Fortunately, the forecast for cooler conditions should suit him better than the scorching temperatures in Jerez.
The French GP marks a significant milestone in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. As it is the 1000th event since its inception in 1949. Honda has been an integral part of this history. Moreover, taking a maiden win in 1961 and accumulating 817 victories across all Grand Prix classes to date.
The Repsol Honda Team will begin Free Practice 1 at 10:45 Local Time on Friday, May 12.