MotoGP: Miller fastest overall on wet day in France

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Jack Miller has topped the overall timesheets after the first day of MotoGP action at the French Grand Prix, setting a blistering time in this morning’s free practice one session to come out on top after heavy rain struck the second free practice two session.

Miller was on lightning pace in the session, ending it 1.2 seconds clear of fellow Honda rider and reigning champion marc Marquez, who also had a strong showing in the rain in free practice two to finish it second to Andrea Dovizioso, some four seconds off the morning’s pace.

Johann Zarco was ain impressive third as he bids for a podium finish at his home race in Le Mans, ahead of Cal Crutchlow and the second of three Frenchmen on the grid Loris Baz. Karel Abraham rounded out the top six.

Bradley Smith was an impressive seventh on the KTM, ahead of Valentino Rossi, Alvaro Bautista and Maverick Viñales.

Scott Redding was 16th overall after leading most of the wet free practice two session, and Sam Lowes came home in 19th after a strong ninth in the second outing.


Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer