Rossi on top in third practice

Light drizzle interrupted proceedings for 12-minutes but shortly afterwards they were back on the track.

Towards the end of the session a whole lot of riders improved their times which pushed Lorenzo to the bottom of the top 10 in combined times.

However a late effort then sent him to first place but moments later Rossi was quicker to beat the Spaniards time by 0.108 seconds to grab top spot in the session.

Ducati’s Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso were third and fourth respectively ahead of Tech 3 Yamaha rider Bradley Smith.

Marc Marquez came in sixth fastest followed by Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.


1. Valentino Rossi    Yamaha      1'33.167s    
2. Jorge Lorenzo    Yamaha     0.108s    
3. Andrea Iannone    Ducati     0.125s    
4. Andrea Dovizioso    Ducati     0.189s    
5. Bradley Smith    Tech 3    Yamaha     0.220s    
6. Marc Marquez    Honda     0.310s    
7. Daniel Pedrosa    Honda     0.341s    
8. Maverick Vinales    Suzuki     0.359s    
9. Pol Espargaro    Tech 3    Yamaha     0.493s    
10. Cal Crutchlow    LCR    Honda     0.577s    
11. Danilo Petrucci    Pramac Racing    Ducati     0.636s    
12. Aleix Espargaro    Suzuki    Suzuki     0.787s    
13. Stefan Bradl    Forward Racing    Yamaha Forward     1.028s    
14. Scott Redding    Marc VDS    Honda     1.056s    
15. Hector Barbera    Avintia Racing    Ducati     1.239s    
16. Yonny Hernandez    Pramac Racing    Ducati     1.273s    
17. Alvaro Bautista    Aprilia Gresini    Aprilia     1.501s    
18. Mike Di Meglio    Avintia Racing    Ducati     1.846s    
19. Eugene Laverty    Aspar    Honda     1.859s    
20. Nicky Hayden    Aspar    Honda     2.010s    
21. Jack Miller    LCR    Honda     2.253s    
22. Loris Baz    Forward Racing    Yamaha Forward     2.863s    
23. Alex de Angelis    IodaRacing Project    ART/Aprilia     3.131s    
24. Marco Melandri    Aprilia Gresini    Aprilia     4.222s