A day on from claiming his first front row of 2016, Andrea Iannone topped an unlikely top three in MotoGP morning warm-up at Le Mans.

The Italian, who qualified third despite suffering a crash in the 15-miniute Q2 shootout on Saturday, led Maverick Vi?ales and Pol Espargaro in cooler conditions, suggesting all three will be key in deciding the order of the top six in the race.

Indeed weekend pace-setter and pole man Jorge Lorenzo was only fourth fastest, but showed his typical turn of metronomic consistency during a twelve lap run. From lap four onwards all-but-one circuit of the 2.6-mile track was in the mid/low 1m 33s.

Andrea Dovizioso confirmed Ducati's speed around the French track with the fifth fastest time, while Valentino Rossi didn't appear to find the 0.2s he believes necessary to challenge team-mate Lorenzo in the 28-lap race. The nine-time world champion was sixth.

The first of the Hondas, Marc Marquez was fairly subdued in seventh with Aleix Espargaro leading countryman Dani Pedrosa in eighth. Cal Crutchlow was a place behind in tenth.

1. Andrea Iannone
2. Maverick Vi?ales
3. Pol Espargaro
4. Jorge Lorenzo
5. Andrea Dovizioso
6. Valentino Rossi
7. Marc Marquez
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Dani Pedrosa
10. Cal Crutchlow
11. Hector Barbera
12.Bradley Smith
13.Scott Redding
14.Tito Rabat
15. Yonny Hernandez
16.Jack Miller
17.Alvaro Bautista
18.Danilo Petrucci
19.Loris Baz
20. Eugene Laverty
21.Stefan Bradl



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