At the top, all systems were normal as Marc Marquez topped a blisteringly hot morning warm-up session at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand with the rejuvenated Movistar Yamahas second and third.

There were fine margins at the top of the time sheets at the close of the 20-minute session, with Valentino Rossi managing to get within 0.127s of sworn rival Marquez, with team-mate Maverick Viñales a further tenth back in third.

And while Marquez’s pace over a 13-lap run was frightening, Rossi wasn’t far away in terms of speed. Viñales, like his fellow Catalan, appeared capable of lapping the 2.8-mile track in the low 1m 31s with ease.

Front row qualifier Andrea Doivizioso was fourth fastest with a lap time that was marginally slower (0.039s) than Viñales, while Andrea Iannone continued his good form in fifth.

Jack Miller was sixth, ahead of the promising Alvaro Bautista (seventh), Dani Pedrosa (eighth), Alex Rins (ninth) and Pol Espargaro (tenth).

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