Saturday at Le Mans with Tony Goldsmith

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Jorge Lorenzo had to settle for 3rd place on the grid after a faulty sensor on his Moviestar Yamaha caused him problems in his 2nd qualifying run.


A fantastic effort by Andrea Iannone to qualify 5th despite his shoulder injury.


A 6th place start tomorrow for Bradley Smith. He’ll be hoping to capitalize on his best qualifying of the season in tomorrow’s race.


Marc Marquez will start the French Grand Prix from pole position.


Cal Crutchlow was handed the new swingarm he tested at Jerez, and declared himself happy with his 4th place qualifying position.


Maverick Vinales qualified 13th, just missing out on Q2.


Valentino Rossi gambled on a new setup for qualifying. The gamble didn’t pay off but he was happy with his decision, feeling the setup changes will benefit him in tomorrow’s race.


Another strong performance by Danilo Petrucci, who will start from 9th.


Jorge Lorenzo leaves his pit box during a very cold FP3.


Marc Marquez gets his Honda a little sideways during his first qualifying run.


Andrea Dovizioso was a little disappointed not to be closer to Marc Marquez, but feels confident he can challenge at the front for tomorrow’s race.


Jack Miller continues his MotoGP education and will start from 18th place.


Cal Crutchlow was confident that he can be in the battle for a Top 5 finish.


Another angle of The Doctor’s routine.


Dani Pedrosa will start his first race back after arm pump surgery from 8th place.

Photos: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Tony Goldsmith

Tony Goldsmith is a freelance motorcycle racing photographer based in the Isle of Man. He specializes in taking photos of the MotoGP Championship, as well as the Isle of Man TT road races.