Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Le Mans:
Marc Marquez has secured a very convincing pole position, posting a scorching lap in the dying moments of Q2 to secure top slot on the grid. The Spaniard held off late challenges from Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo, who had laid down a scorching pace in the dry, was a little cautious on his first outing on a track which was still not completely dry, then made a mistake on his fast lap that left him in 3rd.
Cal Crutchlow heads up the second row, disappointed to end off the front row, but starting ahead of Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith. Valentino Rossi had looked good for a second row start until later in the session, when he was knocked back to 7th, and the third row. He starts ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Danilo Petrucci.
Petrucci had made it through to Q2 along with Aleix Espargaro, Q1 having been a much more difficult affair. The track was a lot damper, but Espargaro posted a string of superb laps in Q1, despite still recovering from a massive highside earlier today.
|16||6||Stefan Bradl||Yamaha Forward||1'34.575||0.652||0.024|
|17||63||Mike Di Meglio||Ducati||1'34.833||0.910||0.258|
|22||76||Loris Baz||Yamaha Forward||1'35.456||1.533||0.509|
|24||15||Alex De Angelis||ART||1'35.680||1.757||0.222|