Having admitted he had no answer to Jorge Lorenzo on Saturday, Marc Marquez appears unwilling to accept second best, as he posted the fastest time in MotoGP morning warm-up.

In cooler temperatures, Marquez was marginally faster than Maverick Vi?ales, a dark horse for this afternoon's encounter, with Andrea Dovizioso (third) and Pol Espargaro (fourth) also showing well.

If Marquez's time of 1m 31.095s was quick, Vi?ales wasn't far away, his fastest time just 0.121s off. Dovizioso was half a tenth slower (+0.054s) than the Suzuki GSX-RR, with the younger Espargaro just 0.011s back of the Ducati.

His final day in Ducati colours, Andrea Iannone was fifth fastest, with the Movistar Yamahas of Valentino Rossi (sixth) and Lorenzo following suit. From this evidence, the reigning world champion is happier in warmer temperatures.

Aleix Espargaro was eighth, Bradley Smith ninth and Cal Crutchlow - struggling with a foot injury sustained in Sepang - tenth.

Warm-up:
1. Marc Marquez
2. Maverick Vi?ales
3. Andrea Dovizioso
4. Pol Espargaro
5. Andrea Iannone
6. Valentino Rossi
7. Jorge Lorenzo
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Bradley Smith
10. Cal Crutchlow
11. Dani Pedrosa
12. Scott Redding
13. Hector Barbera
14. Danilo Petrucci
15. Jack Miller
16. Alvaro Bautista
17. Eugene Laverty
18. Stefan Bradl
19. Loris Baz
20. Tito Rabat
21. Yonny Hernandez
22. Mika Kallio

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