Marquez heads morning warm-up for the inaugural Thailand MotoGP from the Yamahas of Rossi and Vinales.

Most riders were using the hard rear tyre, as Michelin has suggested for the race due to the big drop in performance for the soft and mediums. However, some of those lower down the order are expected to take a gamble.

Bautista (7th), Espargaro (13th) and Nakagami (17th) were the only riders not using a hard rear tyre for their best lap time in warm-up.

The top four riders were using the hard front tyre, but the medium was also popular.

Jorge Lorenzo withdrew from the remainder of the weekend after injuring his left wrist during a huge Friday afternoon highside, which followed foot injuries at Aragon.

Tito Rabat is still recovering from leg fractures at Silverstone and again replaced by WorldSBK rider Jordi Torres. Torres has the GP16 machines of Simeon, who is on Rabat's GP17s.

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  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.863s [Lap 11/13] 327km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 30.990s +0.127s [Lap 11/13] 325k
  3. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 31.123s +0.260s [Lap 11/12] 323k
  4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 31.162s +0.299s [Lap 10/12] 330k
  5. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.240s +0.377s [Lap 6/11] 321k
  6. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 31.437s +0.574s [Lap 5/13] 324k
  7. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 31.588s +0.725s [Lap 13/13] 323k
  8. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.617s +0.754s [Lap 13/13] 327k
  9. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.659s +0.796s [Lap 6/12] 322k
  10. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 31.693s +0.830s [Lap 11/11] 323k
  11. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.878s +1.015s [Lap 12/12] 317k
  12. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 31.940s +1.077s [Lap 12/13] 320k
  13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.948s +1.085s [Lap 12/13] 320k
  14. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 32.010s +1.147s [Lap 11/13] 316k
  15. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.030s +1.167s [Lap 11/13] 322k
  16. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 32.085s +1.222s [Lap 6/11] 326k
  17. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP17)* 1m 32.090s +1.227s [Lap 8/13] 323k
  18. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 32.179s +1.316s [Lap 11/13] 320k
  19. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 32.195s +1.332s [Lap 5/13] 323k
  20. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 32.304s +1.441s [Lap 12/13] 321k
  21. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 32.332s +1.469s [Lap 8/11] 325k
  22. Jordi Torres SPA Reale Avintia (GP16) 1m 32.514s +1.651s [Lap 5/13] 325k
  23. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.522s +1.659s [Lap 10/13] 318k

Fastest practice time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 30.031s

Thailand MotoGP Test:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 29.781s

By Peter McLaren

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