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Sam Lowes, with an early benchmark time, ended the session quickest with Tito Rabat and Thomas Luthi edging closer throughout the session, but unable to catch up to the Englishman.
Jorge Lorenzo set an early fast lap that nobody could match. Marc Marquez pushed Valentino Rossi to third towards the end of the session, but could only get within half a second of Lorenzo's convincingly quick lap.
Enea Bastianini has picked up at Aragon where he left off at Misano, topping a bright but chilly first session of free practice for the Moto3 class. Bastianini put nearly a quarter of a second between himself and Miguel Oliveira, the man in 2nd, while Danny Kent slipped in to 3rd just a fraction behind the KTM of Oliveira. Jorge Navarro grabbed 4th, while Isaac Viñales continues to impress with a 5th fastest time.
Jorge Lorenzo in pole position, changed tyres on the grid while his teammate Valentino Rossi lined up to his right, with Marc Marquez splitting the pair, with wings on his bike. Would it rain, just to add yet more excitement?
Back-flipping Frenchman Johann Zarco, leading the title chase by eighty-five points, sits on pole position, but the fight for second place between Alex Rins and Tito Rabat is still very much undecided.
Enea Bastianini on pole position started the race seventy points behind championship leader Danny Kent. He was the only rider at the front to fit a soft front tyre for the 23 lap race.
The first qualifying session would determine the last two riders to start from the first four grid rows. With both Suzukis in this session able to use the softer tyres unavailable to the other fast riders, would they be able to progress to the faster session?
Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez, as they have in every session this weekend, share the top spots, with Lorenzo recording a slightly slower 1'33.063, a mere hundredth of a second quicker than Marquez.
Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Pol Espagaro were all within four tenths of a second of Lorenzo's time.
Tito Rabat's reign in Moto2 continues, the 2014 Moto2 champion ending the final session of free practice for Moto2 on top of the timesheets. Rabat's advantage was marginal, however. Championship leader Johann Zarco finished less than a tenth of a second behind Rabat, with Alex Rins another hundredth of a second behind him. Moto2's Asian contingent followed, Hafizh Syahrin took 4th spot, ahead of Takaaki Nakagami.
Jorge Lorenzo once again set a new qualifying record lap, two tenths quicker than Marc marquez, only without the wings seen yesterday on his Yamaha M1. Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa were the only other riders within seven tenths of Lorenzo's quick time.