Monster Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow has been diagnosed with a small shin fracture after his free practice four crash.
Valentino Rossi conceded that he does not know how to match his main rivals for qualifying pace after ending up eighth on the grid at Le Mans.
Marc Marquez claimed his second MotoGP pole in four starts as he converted practice pace to qualifying top spot at Le Mans.
Takaaki Nakagami claimed the first pole position of his world championship career in Moto2 qualifying at a wet Le Mans.
MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo said missing out on the French Grand Prix pole to Marc Marquez was no concern as his whole focus was on ensuring his Yamaha did
Andrea Dovizioso admitted he surprised himself by getting a Ducati on the front row for MotoGP's French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Moto3 championship leader Maverick Vinales claimed his first pole since moving to Laglisse at Le Mans.
Marc Marquez set a stunning time in Saturday morning MotoGP practice at Le Mans to go half a second clear of the field.
Valentino Rossi believes he made a breakthrough with his Yamaha in Friday practice at Le Mans and should be more competitive than in his last two races.
Dani Pedrosa led Marc Marquez in a Honda one-two in the second MotoGP practice session at Le Mans.
Dani Pedrosa hung on at the top of the times in opening MotoGP practice at Le Mans.
MotoGP hopes to add a Brazilian GP and more Asian races to the calendar after Argentina returns next season.
Britain's Cal Crutchlow has refused to comment on paddock speculation that he will be replaced by Moto2 star Pol Espargaro.
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