Perfect start for the home Petronas Yamaha team with a one-two during opening practice for the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

Dry session after overnight rain.

Marquez suffered an early technical problem, not long after a big save at Turn 2. Turns 1, 2 and 12 have recently been resurfaced.

Tito Rabat is absent due to his hand injury from Motegi. Oliveira is returning after wrist injuries at Phillip Island, but is unsure if he will be able to complete the full weekend and stopped after just four laps in FP1.

Zarco is making the second of his three appearances for LCR Honda.

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Malaysian MotoGP - Free Practice (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*1'59.027s17/18320k
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.083s15/16320k
3Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.191s16/16321k
4Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.490s13/13325k
5Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP19)+0.500s16/16327k
6Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.519s16/17324k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.827s12/13324k
8Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.866s15/17320k
9Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.948s15/16325k
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+0.969s13/14326k
11Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*+1.383s15/16321k
12Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP19)+1.799s6/14325k
13Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.847s15/15320k
14Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+1.924s13/14320k
15Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+1.973s9/16323k
16Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+2.011s16/16324k
17Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+2.145s5/14321k
18Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.488s14/15322k
19Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+2.552s13/14316k
20Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+2.932s13/16318k
21Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+6.385s3/4302k

* Rookie.
Official Sepang MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 59.053s (2015)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 2m 0.606s (2015)

Unofficial Sepang MotoGP record:
Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati 1m 58.239s (2019 testing)

By Peter McLaren