The Magny-Cours circuit was damp for the first 50-minute session of the day, in which both Rea and Bautista crashed within 10 minutes of each other.
Bautista – who was confirmed earlier this week as a Honda rider for the 2020 season – lost the rear at the first corner on his first flying lap, with Kawasaki’s Rea sliding off at Turn 13 not long after.
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