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French MotoGP - Free Practice (2) Results

Free Practice (2) results from the 2019 French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 5 of 19.
French MotoGP - Free Practice (2) Results

Vinales and Yamaha lead day one of the French MotoGP at Le Mans.

Friday's action was held in the dry, but with riders pushing especially hard for a top ten place due to rain showers being forecast for Saturday.

Petrucci suffered a strange accident at the start of FP2, when he lost the front on the exit of a corner.

Miller (twice), KTM's Espargaro (twice), Crutchlow, Aprilia's Espargaro and Mir also fell, most of them at the end of the session while pushing on new soft tyres.

Rossi was last to pit for a tyre change and seemed to run out of time.

Home rookie star Quartararo, quickest in FP1, was again on form with third in FP2.

All riders except Miller (10th on combined times) set their best lap in the afternoon.

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  1. ^3 Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 31.428s [Lap 20/21] 300km/h (Top Speed)
  2. ^3 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.618s +0.190s [22/22] 303k
  3. ˅2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 31.713s +0.285s [22/23] 301k
  4. ^10 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.716s +0.288s [19/22] 307k
  5. ˅3 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 31.736s +0.308s [19/21] 306k
  6. ˅3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 31.899s +0.471s [16/17] 301k
  7. ˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.923s +0.495s [12/12] 305k
  8. ^8 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.132s +0.704s [16/17] 303k
  9. ^6 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.203s +0.775s [17/20] 301k
  10. ^2 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 32.239s +0.811s [21/22] 297k
  11. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.270s +0.842s [12/18] 309k
  12. ^1 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 32.285s +0.857s [17/18] 302k
  13. ˅3 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 32.320s +0.892s [20/20] 300k
  14. ˅6 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 32.322s +0.894s [21/23] 301k
  15. ^2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 32.385s +0.957s [21/22] 303k
  16. ˅9 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 32.573s +1.145s [15/15] 307k
  17. ˅8 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 32.574s +1.146s [19/19] 300k
  18. ^3 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 32.999s +1.571s [16/18] 303k
  19. = Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.141s +1.713s [16/18] 304k
  20. = Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 33.401s +1.973s [18/20] 299k
  21. ˅3 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 33.431s +2.003s [21/23] 305k
  22. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 33.903s +2.475s [19/19] 302k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.
* Rookie.

Fastest FP1 time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 31.986s

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