Rossi is rewarded for choosing slick tyres for the start of a damp Qualifying 1 and will now progress to Qualifying 2 alongside Morbidelli.

The others - including Crutchlow and Rins - will start in the following order from 13th on the grid onwards.

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  1. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 37.667s [Lap 4/6] 296km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 39.262s +1.595s [3/5] 291k
  3. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 39.982s +2.315s [3/7] 293k
  4. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 40.029s +2.362s [2/8] 295k
  5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.114s +2.447s [8/8] 301k
  6. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 40.385s +2.718s [3/7] 293k
  7. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 40.482s +2.815s [4/8] 294k
  8. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 40.606s +2.939s [3/8] 293k
  9. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.706s +3.039s [7/8] 296k
  10. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 41.351s +3.684s [2/7] 293k
  11. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 41.717s +4.050s [3/7] 296k
  12. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.786s +4.119s [7/7] 295k

* Rookie.

Fastest Friday time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 31.428s(FP2)

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

By Peter McLaren