Jorge Martin Wins French GP Sprint, Quartararo Woes Continue

May 13, 2023Ray Milton

The MotoGP world had its head turned upside down with Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) winning the French GP sprint race. The race ended with Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) dropping back from pole after qualifying fastest to P3. Jack Miller (KTM Racing) was knocking on the door for a podium finish but crashed out of the sprint race. The incident occurred on the second lap of the race after he lost the front end of his KTM.

It was an unfortunate day for the KTMs as three out of the four on grid did not finish the sprint race. The lone KTM rider that finished the race was Brad Binder. Binder finished on the podium in P2 after running P10 in qualifying. Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) finished P4. Marquez who had a seemingly good fight for the front fell to P5. With Bagnaia not securing the win his championship lead was reduced to 23 points over second place holder Brad Binder who improved his position after the sprint. Jorge Martin’s teammate Johann Zarco finished 5th to round out the top 5 on a great day for the Ducatis. Ducati as a manufacturer had 5 bikes in the top 10.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Monster Energy) crashed out of the French GP sprint race. The sprint was another another disappointing finish for the former champion. Speculation is rising that Quartararo is very unhappy with the direction of the Yamaha side. Jonas Folger and Augusto Fernandez also had crash incidents during the sprint.

Full Sprint Race Results are Below.