Marquez hits the front at Valencia

Marc Marquez put in a late effort to top the timesheet in third place for the season-ending Valencia MotoGP with Maverick Vinales a tenth behind.

Jorge Lorenzo's entered third practice with the time to beat, a 1:30.463, while spots in Q2 were up for grabs with Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding on the outside looking in.

There were early offs for Marquez, second on the timesheet, and Pol Espargaro as both riders got it wrong at Turn 7 with metres of one another.

Andrea Iannone and Yonny Hernandez had a near miss as the latter was on a slow with Iannone coming up behind him. 

The Ducati rider did not notice Hernandez until the last second and quickly took avoid action before apologising.

Marquez was the first notable improvement as the 2016 MotoGP Champion clocked a 1:30.258 to move up into P1.

As the clock counted down Vinales slotted into second place, 0.103s off the pace, while Lorenzo fell to third.

Andrea Dovizioso was fourth ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaro.

Aleix Espargaro, Iannone, Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith, who made a late improvement, completed the top ten.

Times
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1'30.258    
2 Maverick VIÑALES Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'30.361 0.103
3 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'30.463 0.205
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 1'30.643 0.385
5 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1'30.711 0.453
6 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'30.745 0.487
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'30.769 0.511
8 Andrea IANNONE Ducati Team 1'30.834 0.576
9 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'30.852 0.594
10 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'31.002 0.744
11 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda 1'31.023 0.765
12 Scott REDDING OCTO Pramac Yakhnich 1'31.147 0.889
13 Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing 1'31.308 1.050
14 Stefan BRADL Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'31.410 1.152
15 Jack MILLER Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1'31.550 1.292
16 Danilo PETRUCCI OCTO Pramac Yakhnich 1'31.589 1.331
17 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'31.894 1.636
18 Tito RABAT Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1'31.976 1.718
19 Yonny HERNANDEZ Pull & Bear Aspar Team 1'31.991 1.733
20 Eugene LAVERTY Pull & Bear Aspar Team 1'32.240 1.982
21 Loris BAZ Avintia Racing 1'32.464 2.206
22 Mika KALLIO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'32.772 2.514

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