Marquez claims a wet pole position for the French MotoGP, despite a fall during qualifying at Le Mans.

The Repsol Honda rider slid off after setting the early pace but was able to continue, while the worsening weather meant his earlier time remained unbeaten.

Petrucci and Miller (who also fell) complete Sunday's front row, when the weather is again looking uncertain.

The Yamahas of Rossi, Quartararo and Vinales were the only riders to start on slicks - as had worked so successfully for Rossi in Qualifying 1 - but conditions were wetter for Qualifying 2 and the trio came straight back to the pits and joined the others on wets.

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Qualifying 2:

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.952s [Lap 2/8] 297km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 41.312s +0.360s [Lap 3/7] 298k
  3. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 1m 41.366s +0.414s [Lap 2/5] 299k
  4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP19) 1m 41.552s +0.600s [Lap 5/8] 302k
  5. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 41.655s +0.703s [Lap 6/8] 292k
  6. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 41.681s +0.729s [Lap 3/9] 290k
  7. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 42.059s +1.107s [Lap 3/6] 293k
  8. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 42.067s +1.115s [Lap 5/8] 298k
  9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 42.450s +1.498s [Lap 2/8] 296k
  10. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 42.509s +1.557s [Lap 4/8] 289k
  11. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 42.555s +1.603s [Lap 4/8] 292k
  12. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) No TIme

Qualifying 1:

  1. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 1m 39.982s 293k
  2. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 40.029s 295k
  3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.114s 301k
  4. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 40.385s 293k
  5. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 40.482s 294k
  6. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 40.606s 293k
  7. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 40.706s 296k
  8. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 1m 41.351s 293k
  9. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 41.717s 296k
  10. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 41.786s 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