The Grand Prix de France has a bitter taste for Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci are protagonists of a big race but both are forced to retire due to technical problems with their Ducati Desmosedici GP.
After superb Saturday’s qualifying and an excellent warm-ups (6th quickest) Scott started well from the seventh position and from the first laps he managed to find a good race pace. Unfortunately his race ended on the seventh lap due to failure at the gearshift.
Danilo Petrucci’s comeback is spectacular. Following a positive warm up (5th quickest) The Italian rider starts from P19 and at the end of the first lap he is already in 11th. The race pace allows Petrux to stay easily behind Jorge Lorenzo. On lap 16 Danilo is ready to attack Jorge but a leak of oil forces him to retire when he was in 8th position.