Petrucci and Bagnaia head Qualifying 1 and progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others – including world championship contender Mir – will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards…

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French MotoGP, Le Mans – Qualifying (1) Results
Pos Rider Nat Team
1 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP20)
2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP20)
3 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)
4 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
5 Aleix Espargaro ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
6 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
7 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
8 Alex Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V)
9 Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
10 Iker Lecuona SPA Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
11 Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V)
12 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia Ducati (GP19)

* Rookie.
Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha1m 31.185s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha1m 32.309s (2017)

By Peter McLaren

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