French MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results

Free Practice (1) results from the 2019 French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 5 of 19.
French MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results

Home rookie star Quartararo is fastest during opening practice for the French MotoGP at Le Mans.

Rossi was forced to park his Yamaha at the midway stage after the chain broke.

Lorenzo fell early in the session after running wide at Turn 8. Team-mate Marquez saved a big moment at the same spot later on.

KTM's Espargaro used a carbon fibre swingarm during his best laps, behind Miller.

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  1. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 31.986s [Lap 21/21] 297km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 32.113s +0.127s [18/18] 307k
  3. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 32.193s +0.207s [20/20] 300k
  4. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 32.203s +0.217s [17/21] 297k
  5. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.233s +0.247s [19/20] 304k
  6. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 32.237s +0.251s [19/19] 305k
  7. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 32.238s +0.252s [14/19] 304k
  8. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 32.626s +0.640s [21/22] 298k
  9. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 32.724s +0.738s [19/19] 300k
  10. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 32.760s +0.774s [18/18] 298k
  11. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.831s +0.845s [19/20] 306k
  12. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 32.887s +0.901s [19/22] 297k
  13. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 32.982s +0.996s [16/17] 297k
  14. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.091s +1.105s [17/18] 304k
  15. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 33.123s +1.137s [13/21] 300k
  16. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.259s +1.273s [20/20] 302k
  17. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 33.357s +1.371s [20/22] 300k
  18. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 34.113s +2.127s [13/20] 301k
  19. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 34.135s +2.149s [18/19] 296k
  20. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 34.229s +2.243s [13/19] 297k
  21. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 34.481s +2.495s [11/18] 299k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 35.479s +3.493s [18/19] 298k

* Rookie.

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha 1m 31.185s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 32.309s (2017)

By Peter McLaren