Rossi quickest in practice

Rossi posted a best time of 1:34.357 ahead of Honda’s Marc Marquez on 1'34.552.

In third and fourth place was Marquez’ team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo. 

Pol Espargaro on the Tech 3 Yamaha completed the top five. 

Marquez had a nightmare start to proceedings when he seemed to lose control of his bike to crash out, running through the gravel.

The Honda rider was however able to get his bike running again to return to the pits before getting back on the track to post the second fastest time of the session.

All the First practice session times:
1. Valentino Rossi – Yamaha 1'34.357   
2. Marc Marquez – Honda 1'34.552 0.195 
3. Daniel Pedrosa – Honda 1'34.570 0.213
4. Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha 1'34.772 0.415
5. Pol Espargaro – Yamaha 1'34.927 0.570
6. Bradley Smith – Yamaha 1'35.042 0.685
7. Maverick Vinales – Suzuki 1'35.050 0.693
8. Aleix Espargaro – Suzuki 1'35.175 0.818
9. Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati 1'35.223 0.866
10. Danilo Petrucci – Ducati 1'35.271 0.914
11. Jack Miller – Honda 1'35.348 0.991
12. Cal Crutchlow – Honda 1'35.393 1.036 
13. Andrea Iannone – Ducati 1'35.400 1.043 
14. Stefan Bradl – Yamaha Forward 1'35.486 1.129 
15. Yonny Hernandez – Ducati 1'35.924 1.567 
16. Nicky Hayden – Honda 1'35.965 1.608 
17. Scott Redding – Honda 1'36.158 1.801 
18. Eugene Laverty – Honda 1'36.223 1.866 
19. Hector Barbera – Ducati 1'36.233 1.876 
20. Álvaro Bautista – Aprilia 1'36.250 1.893 
21. Loris Baz – Yamaha Forward 1'36.423 2.066 
22. Mike Di Meglio – Ducati 1'36.619 2.262 
23. Alex de Angelis – ART/Aprilia 1'37.486 3.129 
24. Marco Melandri – Aprilia 1'37.933 3.576

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