Maverick Vinales led the way in both Moto3 free practice sessions at Le Mans on Friday.

The Blusens Avintia star, who won his first grand prix in the 125cc class at Le Mans last year, lapped 0.151s ahead of Miguel Oliveira this morning, then put his FTR-Honda a hefty 0.632s clear of Luis Salom (Kalex KTM) in the faster afternoon session.

Louis Rossi (FTR Honda) was the only other rider within one-second of Vinales.

Estoril winner Sandro Cortese, who leads the standings by just two points over Vinales, was sidelined for much of the afternoon session due to technical problems with his factory KTM.

Third this morning, the German slipped to twelfth in the afternoon after completing just eight laps.

Friday practice (2):

1. Maverick Vi?ales SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 44.141s
2. Luis Salom SPA (Kalex KTM) 1m 44.773s
3. Louis Rossi FRA (FTR Honda) 1m 44.927s
4. Miguel Oliveira POR (Suter Honda) 1m 45.185s
5. Romano Fenati ITA (FTR Honda) 1m 45.202s
6. Alex Rins SPA (Suter Honda) 1m 45.395s
7. Efren Vazquez SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 45.532s
8. Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL (KTM) 1m 45.598s
9. Jakub Kornfeil CZE (FTR Honda) 1m 45.777s
10. Danny Kent GBR (KTM) 1m 45.889s
11. Alexis Masbou FRA (Honda) 1m 46.040s
12. Sandro Cortese GER (KTM) 1m 46.053s
13. Brad Binder RSA (Kalex KTM) 1m 46.289s
14. Niccol? Antonelli ITA (FTR Honda) 1m 46.454s
15. Alberto Moncayo SPA (Kalex KTM) 1m 46.463s