Sepang MotoGP: Mir shades Yamahas in warm-up
Suzuki's Joan Mir edged Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Franco Morbidelli in the warm-up for MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix.
It was Morbidelli that spent the majority of the session on top, a 1m59.922s setting the early pace before he improved with a 1m59.832s.
Mir then took over with a two-lap stint inside the last few minutes, the Spaniard jumping to the top with a 1m59.747s followed immediately by a 1m59.516s.
That left him three-tenths clear of Morbidelli, Vinales slotting in between the pair with a 1m59.784s right at the flag.
It's the first time all weekend that a Petronas SRT rider hasn't topped a session.
Following his spectacular qualifying shunt, Marc Marquez fell just short of overhauling Morbidelli with a 1m59.857s on his final run.
Andrea Dovizioso was fourth-quickest, while weekend-long pacesetter Fabio Quartararo was a quiet fifth.
Valentino Rossi was seventh, slowest of the Yamahas, as Jack Miller, Pol Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow rounded out the Top 10.
|1||36|| Joan Mir ||Suzuki||01'59.516|
|2||12|| Maverick Viñales ||Yamaha||01'59.784||00.268|
|3||21|| Franco Morbidelli ||Yamaha||01'59.832||00.316|
|4||93|| Marc Marquez ||Honda||01'59.857||00.341|
|5||4|| Andrea Dovizioso ||Ducati||01'59.913||00.397|
|6||20|| Fabio Quartararo ||Yamaha||01'59.916||00.400|
|7||46|| Valentino Rossi ||Yamaha||02'00.013||00.497|
|8||43|| Jack Miller ||Ducati||02'00.023||00.507|
|9||44|| Pol Espargaro ||KTM||02'00.172||00.656|
|10||35|| Cal Crutchlow ||Honda||02'00.174||00.658|
|11||42|| Alex Rins ||Suzuki||02'00.249||00.733|
|12||63|| Francesco Bagnaia ||Ducati||02'00.339||00.823|
|13||41|| Aleix Espargaro ||Aprilia||02'00.359||00.843|
|14||9|| Danilo Petrucci ||Ducati||02'00.460||00.944|
|15||29|| Andrea Iannone ||Aprilia||02'00.525||01.009|
|16||5|| Johann Zarco ||Honda||02'00.667||01.151|
|17||17|| Karel Abraham ||Ducati||02'01.124||01.608|
|18||82|| Mika Kallio ||KTM||02'01.238||01.722|
|19||99|| Jorge Lorenzo ||Honda||02'01.504||01.988|
|20||55|| Hafizh Syahrin ||KTM||02'02.224||02.708|
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