With Pramac Racings Andrea Iannone in second and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa in third.
Heading the second row, Rossi’s team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. After suffering a crash World Champion Marc Marquez will set off from fifth position while fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro starts from sixth, team-mate Bradley Smith heads the third row.
Ducati’s Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso take eighth and ninth respectively and taking the final spot in the top ten is LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl.
By Laura Turner