Moto 2 championship leader Stefan Bradl took pole position for the fourth round at Le Mans. The German, who has won twice so far already this season, took his fourth consecutive pole position with a lap of 1m38.357s.
Behind the Kalex rider, Thomas Luthi came out top of a massive battle for second. The Swiss' lap time of 1m38.402s just a tenth faster than Yuki Takahashi and Aleix Espergaro. Briton Scott Redding was fifth fastest on the Marc VDS Suter, ahead of the reigning 125cc champion Marc Marquez. Simone Corsi, Andrea Iannone, Julian Simon and Dominique Aegerter completed the top 10.
Alex Pons was stretchered away from the gravel at the first chicane after falling from his Kalex and collecting Bradley Smith's Tech 3. The Briton clipped the Spaniard's leg as he went down, though Smith emerged unscathed.