Quartararo snatches a home pole position for the French MotoGP ahead of the Ducatis of Miller and Petrucci, after a frantic end to qualifying at Le Mans.

Quartararo's nearest title rival Mir couldn't progress beyond Qualifying 1 and will start just 14th.

HRC test rider Bradl is again replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez.

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French MotoGP, Le Mans - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'31.315s9/9313k
2Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.222s8/9315k
3Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.359s9/9313k
4Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.371s8/9318k
5Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.404s9/10312k
6Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.407s9/9318k
7Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.437s3/7320k
8Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.480s8/9319k
9Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.517s8/9314k
10Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.574s7/8311k
11Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.576s3/9310k
12Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.694s8/9317k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'32.179s8/8309k
14Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'32.187s8/9308k
15Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'32.539s8/9314k
16Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'32.757s7/9314k
17Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*1'32.766s7/7308k
18Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*1'32.774s3/9318k
19Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'32.833s7/9312k
20Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'32.859s6/8313k
21Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)1'32.861s8/9308k
22Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)1'33.61s7/9315k

* 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