Joan Mir, Luca Marini back in saddle for Le Mans

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LE MANS (France): With the season now in full flow, the Repsol Honda team are back on track for the French GP after an important weekend last time out in Spain.

Made world famous by two and four-wheeled endurance races, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix circuit sits just outside the town of Le Mans and has featured full-time on the World Championship calendar since 2000. With a number of slow corners and tight chicanes, late braking and hard acceleration are the order of the day at the French GP.

Joan Mir did well in front of his home fans to recover to two-point scoring results in the Sprint and the Spanish Grand Prix. Recreating that form and improving over the course of the French GP weekend will be the objective again. Last race showed what Mir and his team can do over the course of a weekend, building each session to maximise the potential of their package.

On the other side of the Repsol Honda Team garage, Luca Marini continues to work on improving his feeling with the Honda RC213V. Experimenting with setup options during the post-race test should give the Italian more tools when he arrives in France for Friday practice.

“Finally, when we look at what happened in Jerez, we have to be content, we achieved the maximum that we could. Doing the same again this weekend is the goal. Le Mans is a different kind of track with lots of slow-speed corners, so we need to work to setup for that as much as possible. It’s true it has been a bit of a tricky track for me in the past, but we approach with our goals and our plan this weekend”, said Honda rider Joan Mir.

“Another opportunity for us to make improvements. Myself and my team are giving our maximum to make progress and we enter the French GP weekend with the same intensity. It’s important to stay focused and make the most of every opportunity we are presented. The weather in Le Mans can be quite wet and cold, so let’s see what we can achieve”, said Honda rider Luca Marini. (ANI)

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