Andrea Dovizioso fastest during a wet FP2 for the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

Friday's best lap times were thus all set during this morning's dry FP1 session, when Dovizioso also set the pace.

CLICK HERE for the FP1 results.

Marc Marquez has his first chance to wrap-up the 2017 MotoGP title, holding a 33-point lead over Dovizioso with two races and a maximum of 50-points remaining.

Tech 3's Jonas Folger returned to Germany on the eve of the Motegi round to undergo tests for a suspected recurrence of the Epstein Barr virus and is replaced by Michael van der Mark, making his MotoGP debut.

Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro is absent after injuring his hand at Phillip Island and has not been replaced..

1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 2m 11.640s [Lap 7/16] 306km/h (Max)
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 12.166s +0.526s [9/16] 308km/h
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 2m 12.695s +1.055s [15/16] 303km/h
4. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 12.878s +1.238s [17/18] 302km/h
5. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (GP17) 2m 13.048s +1.408s [15/16] 304km/h
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 13.071s +1.431s [16/16] 298km/h
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 2m 13.291s +1.651s [17/17] 304km/h
8. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 13.416s +1.776s [17/18] 305km/h
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 13.483s +1.843s [13/17] 293km/h
10. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 2m 13.561s +1.921s [16/16] 296km/h
11. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 2m 13.648s +2.008s [13/15] 308km/h
12. Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 13.740s +2.100s [14/17] 306km/h
13. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (GP15) 2m 13.760s +2.120s [13/15] 291km/h
14. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 13.872s +2.232s [16/16] 292km/h
15. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (GP16) 2m 14.281s +2.641s [9/14] 293km/h
16. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 14.287s +2.647s [16/16] 295km/h
17. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 14.543s +2.903s [14/16] 294km/h
18. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 14.574s +2.934s [15/16] 290km/h
19. Michael Van Der Mark NED Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 14.938s +3.298s [17/17] 306km/h
20. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (GP16) 2m 15.163s +3.523s [10/11] 284km/h
21. Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 2m 16.280s +4.640s [12/16] 302km/h
22. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) 2m 17.627s +5.987s [12/13] 303km/h
* Rookie

Blue = Factory Team.
Red = Satellite Team.

Key:
Fastest FP1 time:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 2m 0.671s
Official Sepang MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.606s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 59.053s (2015)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 58.867s (2015 testing)

By Peter McLaren