As the premier class action at the Monster Energy Grand Prix commenced on Friday morning, Marc Marquez set the pace for the MotoGP™ field, with Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi also in the top three.
Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) led in the final stages and increased his pace further in the final seconds to lead by 0.189s from teammate Pedrosa with a 1’34.328 best time. Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was 0.253s behind in third as the fast times came at the end of the session.
As the MotoGP™ action on the first day of the 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix concluded at Le Mans, Marc Marquez outpaced his fellow premier class riders, leading the way from Andrea Iannone and Alvaro Bautista in FP2.
Having also topped the timesheet in the morning session, Marquez quickened the pace in the afternoon sunshine, registering a 1’33.452 best time, which is under the fastest lap in a race at Le Mans set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011.