Maverick Vinales takes pole position for the French MotoGP at Le Mans ahead of Yamaha team-mate and title leader Valentino Rossi.

Tech 3 rookie Johann Zarco delighted the home fans by snatching third place and with it his first front row start in MotoGP....

Qualifying 2:1.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 31.994s[Lap 7/8]303km/h (Top Speed)2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 32.100s +0.106s[8/8]302km/h3.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 32.229s +0.235s[6/6]300km/h4.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 32.300s +0.306s[8/8]303km/h5.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 32.493s +0.499s[8/9]301km/h6.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 32.726s +0.732s[7/7]308km/h7.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 33.119s +1.125s[3/7]307km/h8.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 33.399s +1.405s[7/7]302km/h9.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 33.517s +1.523s[8/8]304km/h10.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 33.629s +1.635s[4/9]296km/h11.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 33.756s +1.762s[3/5]299km/h12.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 33.955s +1.961s[3/5]299km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 32.415s305km/h14.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 32.484s306km/h15.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 32.695s302km/h16.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 32.830s305km/h17.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 32.844s304km/h18.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 33.187s301km/h19.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 33.231s303km/h20.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 33.233s311km/h21.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 33.817s297km/h22.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 33.875s303km/h23.Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 34.082s304km/h

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

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Fastest Practice time:Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 32.906s (FP4)

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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