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Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Le Mans:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race from Le Mans:
Results and summary of a thrilling Moto3 race at Le Mans:
Notes: Marc Marquez had a very strong pace, a long string of laps in the mid 1'33s. Jorge Lorenzo's pace was a lot less consistent. Bradley Smith was surprisingly strong, also posting a very long run on a pace just short of that of Marquez.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Le Mans:
A track drying after rain during Moto3 qualifying made for extremely difficult conditions for the MotoGP riders, leaving FP4 as a lost session for gathering data in the race. Loris Baz and Alex De Angelis both gambled on going out on slicks in the last five minutes, and were rewarded with first and second spot on the timesheets. Dani Pedrosa took 3rd, after having led the way for most of the session, ahead of Valentino Rossi.
Results and summary of the Moto3 qualifying session at Le Mans:
Jorge Lorenzo has dominated the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Le Mans, laying down a blistering pace and topping it off with a scorching lap to top the timesheets by nearly four tenths of a session. The Movistar Yamaha rider led for most of the session, only occasionally bested, and reasserting his claim at the end.
Andrea Iannone put on an impressive display for a man who dislocated his shoulder less than five days previously, briefly topping the session before being deposed by Jorge Lorenzo. Cal Crutchlow put the CWM LCR Honda into 3rd, sandwiching himself between the two factory Ducatis of Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso. Bradley Smith was one of only two riders in the top ten not to improve his time, the other being Valentino Rossi. Smith's time on Saturday morning was good enough for 5th, the same place in the top ten which his time from Friday afforded.
Enea Bastianini has topped the morning session for the Moto3 class, posting a fast lap towards the end of the session to take top spot in the very chilly conditions at Le Mans. Isaac Viñales put in a late charge to take 2nd on the Husqvarna, while Miguel Oliveira took 3rd. Danny Kent had a small crash at the end of the session, putting an end to his last throw at improving his time. Kent fared better than his teammate, Efren Vazquez, who had a big highside in the last moments of FP3.
Tito Rabat's control of the Moto2 class continues, the Marc VDS rider ending the second session of free practice for Moto2 on top of the timesheets, much as he did the first. Rabat once again focused on pushing for race pace, completing a full race simulation in FP2, and setting his fastest time on lap 24 of 27. Tom Luthi had led the session early, but was displaced by Rabat, and could not follow the Spaniard when Rabat turned up the pace. Luis Salom had a very strong FP2, ending in 3rd place, ahead of Johann Zarco and Sam Lowes, as well as his teammate Alex Rins.
Bradley Smith has put in a fast push at the end of FP2 to top the timesheets at the end of day one. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider pushed hard at the end of the afternoon session to knock Jorge Lorenzo from the top slot, then followed his fast lap with a small crash in the final double right hander, following Aleix Espargaro down who had crashed in front of him.
Lorenzo may have been demoted into 2nd, but the factory Yamaha rider displayed an incredible turn of pace, lapping consistently in the mid 1'33s throughout practice. Andrea Dovizioso, the man in 3rd, showed a similar pace, the Ducati GP15 clearly quick at Le Mans. Cal Crutchlow turned up the pace at the end to jump into 4th spot, edging ahead of Marc Marquez, while Valentino Rossi found some pace late on to move up to 6th, after spending much of the day languishing further down the order.
Dani Pedrosa had a much better session in the afternoon, getting into the top 3 at one point, before ending the session in 7th. Pedrosa could be seen shaking out his right forearm as he waited, his arm clearly not 100% recovered from surgery, but still good enough to lap at a strong pace. Pol Espargaro was the fastest of the two Espargaro brothers, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha man ending ahead of his factory Suzuki brother, though both men ended in the gravel in separate incidents.