Flawless Bastianini pounces to take French glory

The manic start to proceedings continues back at the front. Bagania and Rins had both picked off Bastianini to drop him out of the podium places, though for the GSX-RR, his race ambitions would come crashing to a halt at the beginning of the third lap. In a scary moment, Rins went off track at Turn 2 and travelled at speed through the gravel before coming back on track at Turn 4, but unfortunately, he couldn’t keep his machine upright as it returned to the tarmac. He temporarily rejoined but retired soon after.