Last weekend the sixth race of the Moto GP World Championship took place at the French Speedway - Le Mans Bugatti Circuit - which has been active since 1967. Amongst some of the manufacturers that currently participate in the 60th Edition of the Tournament are: Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, and Kawasaki.
Additionally, the top five riders who presently lead the scoreboard are: in first place Valentino Rossi from Italy with 97 points, the Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo both with 94 points - second and third place respectively, Casey Stoner from Australia with 56 points and in fifth place the American Colin Edwards with a total of 47 points.
Last Sunday the Italian Valentino Rossi who rides for Yamaha accomplished a double win by becoming the French champion after his previous win in China; this triumph is his 90th win fact that moved him to the first position in the overall standings besides tying his record to that of the well-known Angel Nieto.
"To tie Nieto is like a dream," said Rossi, who also won the Shanghai GP two weeks ago. "I didn't expect to be so fast, but we made some modifications after the warm-up and the bike worked well. "I haven't won two races in a row since 2006. That means we are back in business."
Rossi's latest win is certainly an incredible achievement as his counterpart the Australian champion Stoner was pursing the lead but unfortunately for Stoner he had to retire during the 20th lap as his machine had a mechanical malfunction. Situation which benefit Pedrosa who pushed his Honda but both Rossi and Lorenzo moved ahead as Rossi won the first place and the Spaniard who also rides for Yamaha came in second showing an amazing display of cleverness and speed skills.