"I made a mistake at the beginning of qualifying. I was losing a bit of ground in acceleration, so I tried to make up for it, going into turn 1 too fast. I took a high speed slide, but fortunately without any consequences. I got back on the track with the second bike, which already had not given me a good feeling in FP4 in terms of traction control settings and I was unable to do any more."
SCOTT REDDING STOPS ON THE EIGHTH ROW
Going straight through to Q2, earned thanks to the eighth best time in FP3, was foreshadowing of a qualifying session on the attack for Aleix Espargaró in Le Mans. Unfortunately, the Spanish rider fell victim to a crash in the early stages of the decisive session, without physical consequences, but enough to prevent him from improving. In any case, Aleix will start from the fourth row and he'll be able to count on his and the Aprilia RS-GP's good potential, as well as a good race pace.
It was a difficult day of qualifying for Scott Redding who, despite some changes made, was still unable to find the right feeling on the French track. At the end of Q1, it was the twenty-second best time and the eighth row for him.
"Unfortunately, we weren't able to solve the problems today either. I still do not have the right feeling and I'm unable to ride as I would like to. The situation is not the best, but we'll keep working. I don't expect any revolutions from now to the race, but we need to figure out the source of our problems."