Repsol Honda ace Marc Marquez claimed his second pole position in his rookie year as a MotoGP racer, the Spaniard set a impressive time of 1.33’187 to take the French pole position and will be hoping to claim the win during tomorrow’s race.
In second was factory Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and taking his first front row of the year so far was Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian will be hoping for the team’s first podium finish since Misano last year. The weather managed to stay dry in what was thought would be a wet session at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
After suffering what looked to be a nasty crash very early on Monster Tech3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow managed to take fourth place. LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl will start from fifth on the grid followed by Dani Pedrosa and GO&FUN Honda’s Alvaro Bautista. Lorenzo’s team-mate Valentino Rossi ended his session in eighth place. After equalling his best position so far in ninth Bradley Smith will be hoping to gain a higher place finish in tomorrow’s race. And completing the top ten was Ducati’s Nicky Hayden.
After both Power Electronic Aspar riders made it through from Q1 to Q2 it was Aleix Espargaro who was the top CRT rider of the qualifying session.
Tomorrow’s race looks set to be a wet race, with rain still being predicted for the French GP. By Laura Turner