SCOTT REDDING HAS MORE DIFFICULT SESSIONS
With 16 riders all within less than a second of one another, the details make the difference. The first two MotoGP practice sessions at Le Mans resulted in tightly packed standings where Aleix Espargaró (fresh from renewing his contract) did the ninth best time, riding his RS-GP to a provisional spot in Q2. The Spanish rider tackled all of FP1 with the same tyres, finding the right confidence on the French asphalt and then improving his pace during FP2, finishing with a time of 1'32.572.
Scott Redding had some difficulties, even falling victim to a sliding crash during FP2. His lack of feeling kept him from being incisive and moving up the standings any farther than twentyfirst place.