French MotoGP, Le Mans - Free Practice (3) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1^3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)1'30.537s21/21320k
2^3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.031s20/22317k
3^3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.145s20/20314k
4^10Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.248s20/20315k
5^5Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.300s21/21319k
6˅4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.449s19/20318k
7^15Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.525s22/22317k
8˅5Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.550s20/20318k
9^4Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.565s16/17317k
10˅1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.614s19/22318k
11^1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.632s17/19320k
12˅4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.691s16/21317k
13^4Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.691s22/22319k
14˅7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.816s20/20314k
15^1Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.866s21/21322k
16˅15Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+1.002s16/18320k
17˅2Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.056s16/18320k
18^2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.162s18/20314k
19˅8Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.179s20/21312k
20˅1Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.310s21/23313k
21=Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.350s16/18317k
22˅4Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.465s21/22318k
23=Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.546s9/15314k
24=Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+2.704s16/19316k

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.


* Rookie

Fastest Friday time:
Enea Bastianini ITA Ducati 1m 31.148s

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

Johann Zarco thrills the Le Mans fans by rocketing to the top of a frantic Free Practice 3 for the French MotoGP, at a bright and sunny Le Mans.

Fellow home hero and reigning champion Fabio Quartararo was first to break the official lap record, with Ducati's Jerez winner Francesco Bagnaia on top as the chequered flag was waved.

But Zarco wasn't done yet and steered his Pramac Ducati to a time of 1m 30.537s, 0.031s better than Bagnaia, on his 21st and final lap.

Marc Marquez hitched a tow behind Quartararo to claim fourth in the final minute, the pair shaking hands after the chequered flag.

Jack Miller, Aleix Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Rins and Pol Espargaro (who fell) completed the top nine withEnea Bastianini clinging to the final direct transfer place for Q2 courtesy of his Friday best, having been forced to park his Gresini Ducati at the side of the track due to a technical problem.

Among those heading to Qualifying 1 will be Jorge Martin, Maverick Vinales and Joan Mir.

Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)
2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)
3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
5Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)
6Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP)
7Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
8Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
9Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
10Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)

Tech3 KTM's Raul Fernandez is returning to action this weekend after being ruled out of the Portimao and Jerez rounds due to a right-hand injury.

Jack Miller won last year’s French Grand Prix, after a flag-to-flag race caused by a heavy rain shower. The Australian was joined on the podium by home heroes Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco.

Quartararo returns to Le Mans holding a 7-point title lead over Aleix Espargaro with Enea Bastianini in third (20 points).

Jerez winner Francesco Bagnaia is 33 points adrift, in fifth.

Le Mans is also the first event since the shock news that Suzuki intends to leave MotoGP at the end of this season.

French MotoGP schedule – UK Time

Friday May 13

8.00-8.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 1

8.55-9.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 1

9.55-10.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 1

12.15-12.55pm - Moto3 Free Practice 2

1.10-1.55pm - MotoGP Free Practice 2

2.10pm-2.50pm - Moto2 Free Practice 2

Saturday May 14

8.00-8.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 3

8.55-9.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 3

9.55am-10.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 3

11.35am-11.50am - Moto3 Qualifying 1

12-12.15pm - Moto3 Qualifying 2

12.30-1pm - MotoGP Free Practice 4

1.10-1.25pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1

1.35-1.50pm - MotoGP Qualifying 2

2.10-2.25pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1

2.35pm-2.50pm - Moto2 Qualifying 2

Sunday May 15

8.00-8.10am - Moto3 warm-up

8.20-8.30am - Moto2 warm-up

8.40-9am - MotoGP warm-up

10am - Moto3 race

11.20am - Moto2 race

1pm - MotoGP race


Jerez: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)89 
2^1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)82(-7)
3^1Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)69(-20)
4˅2Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)69(-20)
5^5Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)56(-33)
6=Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)56(-33)
7˅2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)51(-38)
8˅1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)48(-41)
9^2Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)44(-45)
10˅2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)43(-46)
11˅2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)42(-47)
12^1Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)35(-54)
13=Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)28(-61)
14=Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)27(-62)
15^3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)21(-68)
16˅1Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)18(-71)
17^2Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)16(-73)
18^1Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*15(-74)
19˅3Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)14(-75)
20=Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)8(-81)
21˅1Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-83)
22=Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*3(-86)