New session, same old story. Andrea Dovizioso sported a new style of winglets and showcased them nicely all the way to the top of the leaderboard. His teammate had his back, Andrea Iannone a tenth behind Dovizioso. Valentino Rossi led the charge against the Bologna boys, a late lap taking him up to third and three tenths off the leader.
While the story of the morning was the world championship leader’s nasty tumble, Marc Marquez showed once again just how little these incidents affect him, the Spaniard getting back on track to make up for the lost practice time. He was the first Honda in fourth position.
Continuing the slightly injured brigade was Aleix Espargaro in fifth, thee Suzuki rider only registering a handful of laps. Mavrick Viñales was another regular customer in the top six, only three hundreds of a second off his teammate.
The sun shone on Jorge Lorenzo as an early leader, a position he probably missed but did not get to enjoy for too long once Dovizioso took to the track. Eventually he finished seventh and the last rider to be within a second off the lead Ducati. Scott Redding, Eugene Laverty and Dani Pedrosa (gravel trip included) completed the top ten.