A drying track produces an explosive finish to FP3, as slick tyres allowed ever quicker lap times.

Scott Redding led the way, both KTMs broke into the top ten, but the likes of Danilo Petrucci, Johann Zarco (who fell), Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo missed out on direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session.

Sylvain Guintoli is returning to MotoGP, in place of injured rookie Alex Rins at Suzuki...

FP3:1.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 35.674s[Lap 18/18]303km/h (Top Speed)2.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 36.035s +0.361s[12/12]299km/h3.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 36.122s +0.448s[9/10]291km/h4.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 36.185s +0.511s[22/22]297km/h5.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 36.354s +0.680s[16/16]294km/h6.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 36.497s +0.823s[13/13]297km/h7.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 36.612s +0.938s[17/17]304km/h8.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 36.616s +0.942s[15/15]298km/h9.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 36.752s +1.078s[16/17]292km/h10.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 36.805s +1.131s[15/15]295km/h11.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 36.821s +1.147s[21/21]301km/h12.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 36.823s +1.149s[18/18]301km/h13.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 36.839s +1.165s[16/16]294km/h14.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 36.873s +1.199s[18/18]299km/h15.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 37.464s +1.790s[18/18]297km/h16.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 37.610s +1.936s[13/13]299km/h17.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 37.772s +2.098s[18/18]296km/h18.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 38.888s +3.214s[20/22]294km/h19.Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 38.931s +3.257s[15/15]300km/h20.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 39.730s +4.056s[9/9]292km/h21.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 40.373s +4.699s[19/19]302km/h22.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 41.354s +5.680s[7/17]289km/h23.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 41.608s +5.934s[9/20]291km/h

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)
2.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)
3.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)
4.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
5.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)
6.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)
7.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)
8.Maverick VinalesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
9.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)
10.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
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Fastest Friday time:Jack Miller AUS Honda 1m 37.467s (FP1)

Official Le Mans MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 31.975s (2016)Fastest race lap:Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 32.879s (2015)

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