Petrucci and Bagnaia head Qualifying 1 and progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others - including world championship contender Mir - will start, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards…

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French MotoGP, Le Mans - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)
2Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)
3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
4Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
5Aleix EspargaroITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
6Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
8Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
9Bradley SmithGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
10Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
11Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)
12Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP19)

* Rookie.
Official Le Mans MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha1m 31.185s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha1m 32.309s (2017)

By Peter McLaren