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The French Grand Prix of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship took place at Le Mans on the weekend just ended.

The French circuit saw as many as 278,805 spectators present on the track, recording a real attendance record; our Kevin Manfredi raced in the MotoE World category who, after a fantastic podium in the Italian Championship, arrived on this track even more energized and determined.

And it is precisely the determination that has allowed the SIC58 Squadra Corse rider to be constantly in the Top 6, coming close to two podiums that Kevin would have wanted to conquer at all costs.

In the first free practice on Friday, Spezzino took 5th position and 6th in the second free practice, results that allowed him to enter directly in Qualifying 2, or rather that of the best 10 of the day.

A light rain arrived right in QP2, Kevin was fast from the first lap and thus obtained the 5th time and the second row, his best qualifying so far in the MotoE World Championship.

Kevin: “Last year at Le Mans it was the worst weekend of the year, I had been fighting in the back without ever being able to find a good feeling,

this year instead I started strong already from FP1 on Friday, the team has always put me in a position to improve and be able to push in the saddle.

In Race 1 we weren't at 100% but I was in 4th position throughout the race fighting for the podium, but in the final stages I had to pay for a long lap which I feel was unfair because it was caused by another rider, so I ended up 7th.

We then decided to make changes in view of Race 2 and the story changed significantly, I lowered my time by 1 second and ran away with the top 5, two laps from the end I still had a good pace and was aiming for the podium , but unfortunately in turn 6 I lost the front and I slipped…it's part of the game even if it goes badly, however we subsequently analyzed the data with the team and we realized that it wasn't my mistake and this gives me comfort.

However, I am happy to have been with the best throughout the weekend, this bodes well for the next rounds.”

Kevin Manfredi is happy with the work done with the SIC58 Squadra Corse and after coming close to the podium at Le Mans in the MotoE World Championship, he will now have three weeks to better prepare for the Italian GP in which it will be important to get the best result possible in view of the Sachsering GP, the third round of the season on a totally new circuit for La Spezia.

Kevin thanks all the sponsors and technical partners of the 2023 season.



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