with a time of 1.47’270 to lead Italy’s Andrea Iannone on his Pramac machine. Taking third was Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.
Marquez’s Team-mate Dani Pedrosa qualified fourth. Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Pol Espargaro will start from fifth despite suffering a crash which resulted in him sitting out the remainder of the session. Britons Cal Crutchlow will start from sixth place on his Ducati, Bradley Smith was just behind. Home rider Andrea Dovizioso will start from eighth. completing the top ten was LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl and Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi it will be Rossi’s 300th GP Start tomorrow. Laura Turner