Home star Quartararo heads his first session of the weekend during a damp final practice for the French MotoGP at Le Mans.

Spots of rain fell off and on throughout the session, with Repsol Honda riders Espargaro and Marquez both falling in the closing minutes (at Turn 3 and Turn 9 respectively) as a rain shower returned.

Qualifying 1 - for those outside the top ten after third free practice, including Bagnaia, Mir, Rins and Aleix Espargaro - will now get underway, with more rain looking likely...

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French MotoGP, Le Mans - Free Practice (4) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'32.857s6/10313k
2Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.007s6/8318k
3Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.015s9/12310k
4Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.047s7/9322k
5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.147s7/10316k
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.185s7/11315k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.199s8/9319k
8Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.463s8/12318k
9Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.590s7/11324k
10Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.617s11/14314k
11Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.625s6/10315k
12Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.909s9/12317k
13Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.954s10/12312k
14Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.048s10/12311k
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.087s8/10315k
16Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.091s12/14320k
17Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+1.186s11/13321k
18Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+1.278s8/10313k
19Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.372s8/11310k
20Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.452s9/12318k
21Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+1.527s14/16321k
22Tito RabatSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)+1.685s11/13313k

* Rookie.

Fastest Friday time:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 31.747s

(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
 

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