Redding tops the timesheets in FP3

Scott Redding came to the fore on a drying Le Mans circuit, setting the pace in FP3 ahead of Cal Crutchlow.

On a drying Le Mans track Jack Miller held the early advantage with a 1:37.467, 1.2s clear of Marc Marquez.

Johann Zarco was third with championship leader Valentino Rossi P8. The Yamaha rider was 3.4s off the pace in the early running.

The conditions meant the early laps on Saturday morning were covered on the wet tyres, however, with the sun shining down it was only a matter of time before they swapped to the slicks.

This resulted in a brief lull in the action as the teams also had to change the bikes to a dry set-up.

Zarco and Rossi were the first out on the slicks but damp patches meant they were unable to improve.

As more riders took to the track on the slicks Scott Redding improved to third while and his team-mate Danilo Petrucci went P5.

Pushing hard several riders found the conditions tricky with Miller and Zarco both going down.

Redding, though, continued to improve, up to second and then first with a 1:37.435.

He upped that to a 1:35.674 to finish FP3 fastest of all.

Cal Crutchlow, who made a late improvement, was second, 0.361s down, while Miller was third.

Rossi was fourth ahead of Marquez and Karel Abraham.

Times
1 Scott REDDING    GBR    OCTO Pramac Racing 1'35.674    
2 Cal CRUTCHLOW    GBR    LCR Honda 1'36.035    0.361
3 Jack MILLER    AUS    EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1'36.122    0.448 
4 Valentino ROSSI    ITA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'36.185    0.511 
5 Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Honda Team 1'36.354    0.680
6 Karel ABRAHAM    CZE    Pull&Bear Aspar Team 1'36.497    0.823
7 Pol ESPARGARO    SPA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'36.612    0.938 
8 Maverick VIÑALES    SPA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'36.616    0.942 
9 Loris BAZ    FRA    Reale Avintia Racing 1'36.752    1.078
10 Bradley SMITH    GBR    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'36.805    1.131
11 Alvaro BAUTISTA    SPA    Pull&Bear Aspar Team 1'36.821    1.147 
12 Andrea DOVIZIOSO    ITA    Ducati Team 1'36.823    1.149 
13 Sam LOWES    GBR    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'36.839    1.165
14 Danilo PETRUCCI    ITA    OCTO Pramac Racing 1'36.873    1.199
15 Johann ZARCO    FRA    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'37.464    1.790 
16 Jonas FOLGER    GER    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'37.610    1.936 
17 Andrea IANNONE    ITA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'37.772    2.098 
18 Tito RABAT    SPA    EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1'38.888    3.214
19 Sylvain GUINTOLI    FRA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'38.931    3.257 
20 Aleix ESPARGARO    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'39.730    4.056
21 Hector BARBERA    SPA    Reale Avintia Racing 1'40.373    4.699
22 Dani PEDROSA    SPA    Repsol Honda Team 1'41.354    5.680
23 orge LORENZO    SPA    Ducati Team 1'41.608    5.934

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