Valentino Rossi leads team-mate Jorge Lorenzo by seven points heading into this weekend's championship decider.

Lorenzo was the only rider not to improve this morning, but lost a lap when he was blocked by Michele Pirro. Rossi was just 0.063s behind Ducati's Andrea Iannone, even though the Ductai rider has use of the soft rear tyre.

Rossi will start last on the grid after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) refused a request to suspend the Sepang penalty while his appeal is in progress.

Karel Abraham and Alex de Angelis continue to be sidelined by injuries. Anthony West is again riding substituting for Abraham with Broc Parkes making a MotoGP return in place of Alex de Angelis. Ducati test rider Pirro is competing as a wild-card.

The top ten riders after FP3 (combined times) receive direct access to the second and final part of this afternoon's qualifying session...

FP3:1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 30.925s[Lap 19/22]334km/h (Top Speed)2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 30.988s +0.063s[21/22]324km/h3.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 31.034s +0.109s[16/20]327km/h4.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 31.134s +0.209s[19/21]322km/h5.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 31.146s +0.221s[15/17]321km/h6.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 31.163s +0.238s[23/23]330km/h7.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 31.164s +0.239s[15/18]325km/h8.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 31.347s +0.422s[15/17]329km/h9.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 31.367s +0.442s[18/21]323km/h10.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 31.523s +0.598s[18/21]325km/h11.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 31.606s +0.681s[18/19]316km/h12.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open)1m 31.695s +0.770s[15/16]322km/h13.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*1m 31.824s +0.899s[18/19]320km/h14.Yonny HernandezCOLOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 32.033s +1.108s[16/19]324km/h15.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 32.102s +1.177s[17/21]318km/h16.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 32.104s +1.179s[15/18]318km/h17.Michele PirroITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 32.106s +1.181s[19/19]328km/h18.Jack MillerAUSLCR Honda (RC213V-RS)*1m 32.227s +1.302s[17/20]318km/h19.Scott ReddingGBREstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 32.405s +1.480s[17/19]320km/h20.Loris BazFRAForward Racing (Forward Yamaha)*1m 32.431s +1.506s[14/18]315km/h21.Mike Di MeglioFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open)1m 32.450s +1.525s[14/17]319km/h22.Nicky HaydenUSAAspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)1m 32.556s +1.631s[17/18]312km/h23.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)*1m 32.763s +1.838s[16/20]318km/h24.Toni EliasSPAForward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 32.933s +2.008s[17/21]321km/h25.Anthony WestAUSAB Motoracing (RC213V-RS)1m 33.330s +2.405s[18/19]315km/h26.Broc ParkesAUSE-Motion IodaRacing (ART)1m 34.139s +3.214s[16/17]302km/h

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)
2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
3.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)
4.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
5.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
6.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)
7.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
8.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP15)
9.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)
10.Danilo PetrucciITAPramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)

Blue Name = Factory - Official MotoGP ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Official MotoGP ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (Ducati) or any new MotoGP manufacturers (Suzuki and Aprilia).
22 litres of race fuel for Ducati, 24 litres for Suzuki and Aprilia. Same 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category.Red Name = Open - Full official MotoGP ECU, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.* Rookie

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Fastest Friday time:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 31.111s (FP2)

Official Valencia MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 30.237s (2013)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 31.515s (2014)

 

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