With a few rays of sunshine making their way through the clouds, Marc Marquez was the first into the 1:33, a second fastest than his morning pace. His old Moto2 nemesis and FP1 leader Andrea Iannone followed him in the classification and finally took charge at the top of the timesheets in the final minutes of the session. Valentino Rossi finished second after a fast last run, dropping Marquez down to third.
Despite using a different chassis, the two Suzukis posted similar times for most of the session, with Maverick Vinales finishing fourth and Aleix Espargaro a few places down in eight. An unhappy Jorge Lorenzo finished the first run in tenth position, gradually climbing up the ranking to a more reassuring fifth.
Further down, a pretty incognito Andrea Dovizioso took sixth position, followed by the step-sister Ducati of Petrucci in seventh, the Italian showing impressive pace. The Pol Espargaro/Scott Redding tandem of FP1 dropped some positions to round up the top ten.
It was a wild ride for Dani Pedrosa, who only managed to tame his Honda enough for an eleventh place. An early improver was Cal Crutchlow, the British rider flirting with the top four before falling back to thirteenth position, both Honda riders hoping for more sunshine tomorrow morning.