Argentina Grand Prix
9 April 2017: Spanish biker Maverick Vinales (25), rides his Yamaha next to Italian Valentino Rossi (46), during the MotoGP race of the Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, in Santiago del Estero, Argentina Juan Mabromata/AFP

MotoGP leader Valentino Rossi of Movistar Yamaha has revealed that he has no idea what to expect from the 2017 Grand Prix de France. Rossi finished in 10th place in Spain but still leads the charts albeit by a slender margin of two points over teammate Maverick Vinales.

It has been a very wet few days in France and unless the rain relents, it will be difficult to manoeuvre in the situation. Jorge Lorenzo was the winner the last time around but he has displayed no signs of living up to his promise this time around.

Where to watch live

The first practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix starts at 8.55am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 1.05pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website. Both FP1 and FP2 can be watched live on and are also available on BT Sport's official app.

Track facts

  • Circuit Name: Le Mans circuit
  • First MotoGP Race: 1920
  • Circuit Length: 4.2km
  • Race Distance: 117.2km
  • No of Laps: 28
  • Most Wins: Giacomo Agostini(7)
  • 2016 Winner: Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)
  • 2016 Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)

Rider's championship review

Rossi is leading the rider's championship leaderboard with 62 points after four races. His Yamaha teammate, Vinales is two points behind him in the second spot. Yamaha will be hoping their riders can retain the 1-2 combination after the French Grand Prix.

Marquez is sitting third in the table with 58 points, six points ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, who is fourth in the table. Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso is fifth in the table with 41 points.