Ahead of his much anticipated switch to MotoGP machinery on Monday, Marc Marquez got his final Moto2 World Championship meeting at Valencia underway as he means to go on by topping FP2, though a controversial clash with Simone Corsi could yet land the youngster in hot water.

Already crowned champion coming into the final round at Valencia, Marquez snatched the top spot with his final flying lap of 1min 36.090secs, but it was his altercation with Corsi minutes before that has once again overshadowed his outright pace.

Coming up to Corsi on a fast lap, Marquez dived for a small gap inside of the Italian into turn four, the pair subsequently making contact - with Corti sent barrelling into the gravel trap, while Marquez was able to continue.

Reminiscent of the practice collision between Marquez and Mika Kallio at Motegi, for which no action was taken, it remains to be seen if Marquez will face repercussions for the latest incident.

The 2013 Repsol Honda MotoGP rider headed straight down to Corsi's Ioda pit to try and apologise after the session, although the Italian had already left.

Behind Marquez, Pol Espargaro made it a Spanish 1-2 in second position, ahead of Marc VDS Kalex man Scott Redding and another rider MotoGP-bound for 2013, Andrea Iannone.

'Rookie of the Year' Johann Zarco shrugged off his second crash of the day to set the fifth fastest time, ahead of Thomas Luthi and Nico Terol, the Spaniard showing well at the circuit where he was crowned 125GP champion in 2012.

Julian Simon made it four Spaniards inside the top ten with eighth, ahead of Dominique Aegerter - a maiden Moto2 podium winner at Valencia last season - and Kallio.

Gresini's Gino Rea was 19th quickest, while Bradley Smith was 22nd fastest on the Tech 3 bike.

1.Marc MarquezSPA (Suter)1m 36.090s
2.Pol EspargaroSPA (Kalex)1m 36.127s
3.Scott ReddingGBR (Kalex)1m 36.348s
4.Andrea IannoneITA (Speed Up)1m 36.474s
5.Johann ZarcoFRA (MotoBI)1m 36.701s
6.Thomas LuthiSWI (Suter)1m 36.878s
7.Nicolas TerolSPA (Suter)1m 36.879s
8.Julian SimonSPA (Suter)1m 36.888s
9.Dominique AegerterSWI (Suter)1m 36.907s
10.Mika KallioFIN (Kalex)1m 36.932s
11.Randy KrummenacherSWI (Kalex)1m 37.166s
12.Jordi TorresSPA (Suter)1m 37.182s
13.Esteve RabatSPA (Kalex)1m 37.295s
14.Xavier SimeonBEL (Tech 3)1m 37.319s
15.Takaaki NakagamiJPN (Kalex)1m 37.496s
16.Toni EliasSPA (Kalex)1m 37.529s
17.Ricard CardusSPA (AJR)1m 37.571s
18.Yuki TakahashiJPN (FTR)1m 37.579s
19.Gino ReaGBR (Suter)1m 37.789s
20.Mike Di MeglioFRA (Kalex)1m 37.867s
21.Ratthapark WilairotTHA (Suter)1m 37.871s
22.Bradley SmithGBR (Tech 3)1m 37.978s
23.Marcel SchrotterGER (Bimota)1m 38.046s
24.Axel PonsSPA (Kalex)1m 38.228s
25.Tomoyoshi KoyamaJPN (Suter)1m 38.232s
26.Simone CorsiITA (FTR)1m 38.327s
27.Roman RamosSPA (FTR)1m 38.399s
28.Dani RivasSPA (Kalex)1m 39.232s
29.Mattia PasiniITA (FTR)1m 39.278s
30.Alessandro AndreozziITA (Speed Up)1m 39.781s
31.Rafid Topan SuciptoINA (Speed Up)1m 39.879s
32.Elena RosellSPA (Speed Up)1m 39.985s
33.Eric GranadoBRA (MotoBI)1m 40.708s


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