Can Tom Luthi make it five wins in Le Mans or can Baldassarri convert his first front row to a first win?
The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France starts at 12:20 Local Time and will last 26-laps.
- Tom Luthi is on pole for the fourth time in the Moto2™ class, at a circuit where he has had four GP victories, twice in the 125cc class and twice in Moto2™.
- In second place on the grid is Alex Rins, who crashed out in France last year after starting the race from pole position.
- Lorenzo Baldassarri starts from third place on the grid – the first front row start of his Grand Prix career.
- Simone Corsi heads the second row of the grid, which is his best qualifying result since he was fourth fastest qualifier at Misano last year.
- Johann Zarco, who starts from fifth place on the grid, will be aiming to become the first French rider to win an intermediate-class Grand Prix on home soil since Jean-Louis Tournadre won the 250cc race at Nogaro in 1982.
- Xavier Simeon, who has qualified in 20th position on the grid, is making his 100th Grand Prix start, all of which have been in the Moto2™ class.