Jorge Lorenzo showed the value of having Motorland Aragon as the Movistar Yamaha squad's test track as he dominated the first MotoGP free practice session on Friday morning.

In what is now his customary style, Lorenzo took just five laps to shatter Dani Pedrosa's two-year old circuit record by 0.3s, showing that if anything, his first DNF of the year in Misano has added to his resolve to overhaul team-mate Valentino Rossi's 23 point advantage in the championship standings.

Debuting a new helmet design for what is essentially his second home race, Marc Marquez was 0.49s slower than the Majorcan. The Aragon circuit has historically favoured the Honda machines in dry conditions but it appears they are already running some way behind Lorenzo's M1.

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Valentino Rossi was third fastest, less than a tenth slower than Marquez. Like his team-mate, Rossi ran the same set of tyres throughout the session but switched bikes as the Movistar squad tested different set-ups.

Early mechanical issues ultimately didn't hamper Dani Pedrosa, who was fourth fastest. Both he and fellow HRC runner Cal Crutchlow had to pit early to eradicate mechanical glitches with the Englishman ending the 45 minutes in ninth.

Following on from his Silverstone top-six and surprise Misano podium, Scott Redding was a heartening fifth fastest, 1.1 seconds slower than Lorenzo while a late lap saw Andrea Dovizioso climb to sixth.

At one point in the session four Yamahas sat inside the top six but both Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro slipped to seventh and eighth, the latter clearly airing his frustrations at missing his braking marker at turn one late on in the session.

The injured Andrea Iannone trailed Crutchlow in tenth, 1.8 seconds off the fastet time. Another man recovering from injury, Nicky Hayden demonstrated his broken finger won't prevent him from competing this weekend as the American placed 17th.

Arguably the performance of the session came from Eugene Laverty in eleventh (+1.909s) while Aprilia's Stefan Bradl in twelfth (+1.911s) was as high as tenth at one point as he and Alvaro Bautista continued with the factory's new swingarm.

FP1:
1. Jorge Lorenzo
2. Marc Marquez
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Dani Pedrosa
5. Scott Redding
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Bradley Smith
8. Pol Espargaro
9. Cal Crutchlow
10. Andrea Iannone
11. Eugene Laverty
12. Stefan Bradl
13. Loris Baz
14. Alvaro Bautista
15. Jack Miller
16. Aleix Espargaro
17. Nicky Hayden
18. Danilo Petrucci
19. Maverick Vi?ales
20. Hector Barbera
21. Yonny Hernandez
22. Karel Abraham
23. Mike Di Meglio
24. Alex De Angelis
25. Toni Elias