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French Grand Prix: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

Reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia recorded his first win of the season after an epic duel with Marc Marquez in Jerez and the Ducati rider will have his eyes fixated on reducing the gap to Championship leader Jorge Martin at Le Mans.

Marco Bezzecchi, who was the winner of the French Grand Prix last year, returned to form in Spain a fortnight ago and is one to watch this weekend.


French Grand Prix times and schedule

Practice times

Free Practice One: Friday 10th May, 10:45-11:30 (09:45-10:30 BST)
Practice: Friday 10th May, 15:00-16:00 (14:00-15:00 BST)
Free Practice Two: Saturday 11th May, 10:10-10:40 (09:10-09:40 BST)

Qualifying time

Qualifying One: Saturday 11th May, 10:50-11:05 (09:50-10:05 BST)
Qualifying Two: Saturday 11th May, 11:15-11:30 (10:15-10:30 BST)

Sprint time

Saturday 11th May, 15:00 (14:00 BST)

Race time

Sunday 12th May, 14:00 (13:00 BST)

How to watch the French Grand Prix and TV channel

The French Grand Prix weekend will be available to watch on TNT Sports and discovery+. They are the official broadcasters of the 2024 season and have the rights to every race.

ITV will host the highlights post-race on Sunday 12th May.

See the latest odds for the French Grand Prix on site.

Last year’s French Grand Prix winner and podium (2023)

1st - Marco Bezzecchi - Mooney VR46 Racing Team

2nd - Jorge Martin - Prima Pramac Racing

3rd - Johann Zarco - Prima Pramac Racing

French Grand Prix most wins

Three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo is the most successful rider at the French Grand Prix in this category, winning five races from 2009 to 2016.

Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez are next best with three wins apiece in the MotoGP series.

French Grand Prix lap length

Built in 1965 around the existing 24-Hour track and named after French automobile designer Ettore Bugatti, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit has a lap length of 4.19 km (2.6 mi).

French Grand Prix lap record

1:30:450 is the lap record at Le Mans (Bugatti) and it was set by reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia at the 2022 French Grand Prix on his Ducati Desmosedici GP22.

French Grand Prix track temperature

With significant temperature variations in the spring months, track conditions are one of the main challenges for teams and riders at Le Mans.

Sunshine is anticipated over the weekend, meaning the track surface can see temperatures between 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).

French Grand Prix weather forecast

The forecast for this weekend in Le Mans looks to be largely dry and sunny, though there is a chance of rain during the race on Sunday.

Friday - A bright and sunny day is expected throughout, accompanied by a gentle breeze. Highs of 23°C (73.4°F) are expected in the afternoon.

Saturday - Le Mans is expected to see yet another glorious day of sunshine with temperatures reaching 25°C (77°F) and light winds approaching from the east.

Sunday - Race day will see temperatures of around 24°C (75.2°F) but there is a 28% chance of light rain showers from 14:00 onwards.

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