Ducati team-mates Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo both fell at the same corner, on their out laps, Lorenzo lucky to avoid being hit by his bike.

Jack Miller then had a massive accident, fortunately escaping injury.

Rookie Jonas Folger likewise walked away after a vicious flick from his Monster Yamaha Tech 3, with reigning world champion Marc Marquez another faller.

Qualifying 1, for those outside the top ten after third free practice, will now get underway...

1.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 32.906s[Lap 16/17]303km/h (Top Speed)2.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 32.963s +0.057s[17/17]307km/h3.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 33.052s +0.146s[15/16]300km/h4.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 33.286s +0.380s[17/19]302km/h5.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 33.361s +0.455s[9/16]304km/h6.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 33.388s +0.482s[13/15]304km/h7.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 33.438s +0.532s[13/13]304km/h8.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 33.479s +0.573s[14/14]304km/h9.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 33.553s +0.647s[10/12]301km/h10.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 33.587s +0.681s[8/9]307km/h11.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 33.639s +0.733s[11/12]304km/h12.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 33.907s +1.001s[13/14]306km/h13.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 33.959s +1.053s[9/10]303km/h14.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 33.976s +1.070s[16/17]312km/h15.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 34.152s +1.246s[13/15]307km/h16.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 34.270s +1.364s[6/8]299km/h17.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 34.272s +1.366s[15/16]301km/h18.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 34.344s +1.438s[12/12]306km/h19.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 34.396s +1.490s[5/9]297km/h20.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 34.594s +1.688s[14/15]303km/h21.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 34.764s +1.858s[12/13]301km/h22.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 34.927s +2.021s[3/5]301km/h23.Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 35.183s +2.277s[8/16]304km/h

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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Fastest Practice time:Scott Redding GBR Ducati 1m 35.674s (FP3)

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)

By Peter McLaren

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