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Le Mans MotoGP: French MotoGP, Le Mans - Qualifying (1) Results

Qualifying (1) results from the 2014 French MotoGP at Le Mans, round 5 of 18.
The top two riders in Q1 now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.

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1. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 33.483s [Lap 3/4] 298km/h (Top Speed)
2. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 33.823s +0.340s [3/4] 302km/h

3. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 33.859s +0.376s [6/8] 289km/h
4. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 33.999s +0.516s [6/8] 298km/h
5. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 34.203s +0.720s [7/7] 296km/h
6. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 1m 34.233s +0.750s [8/8] 290km/h
7. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 34.457s +0.974s [3/8] 294km/h
8. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 34.880s +1.397s [3/8] 294km/h
9. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 35.499s +2.016s [6/6] 291km/h
10. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 1m 35.795s +2.312s [3/8] 286km/h
11. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 35.932s +2.449s [7/8] 288km/h
12. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 1m 36.163s +2.680s [8/8] 288km/h

Blue Name = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new MotoGP manufacturers.
Same 24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums. If Ducati claims three wins they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red Name = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.
* Rookie

Fastest practice time:
Marc Marquez ESP Honda 1m 33.366s (FP4)

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 32.647s (2008)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 1m 33.617s (2011)

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