In second place was Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and in third Repsol Honda's rookie Marc Marquez.
LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl was out testing his set-up set the fourth fastest time, with Factory Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi, Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow, Go&Fun Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista followed on not far behind.
finishing the day in eighth and ninth quickest was Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden they were out testing new fuel tanks to aid weight distribution. Completing the top ten rookie Bradley smith who crashed his Tech3 Yamaha after losing the front on turn seven. The British rider was testing his limits on the bike. By Laura Turner