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Race report and results follow.
Race report follows.
Report and results follow.
Valentino Rossi was quickest in the untimed free practice session, dominating the timing sheet from beginning to end. Jorge Lorenzo on the other Yamaha and Marc Marquez on the Honda were unable to unseat Rossi, and a 1'34.079 at the flag ensured he ended the session on top, looking very much like the Valentino Rossi of old.
As the session came to an end, the top position was traded amongst the top riders, minute by minute, with dry weather letting them ride unhampered for the first complete session all weekend.
Thomas Luthi sneaked ahead of Maverick Vinales from a fourth-sector blitz on a lap that didn't look like it would take the top spot. Luthi had dominated the session, posting fast laps at will. Mika Kallio was third quickest and within one twentieth of a second of Luthi's time.
The weather at Misano finally stopped hampering qualifying and let the riders put in some dry laps to determine who will be in which qualifying session. Andrea Iannone was quickest, without even needing a tow from a factory bike, with Andrea Dovizioso only four hundredths slower. Many teams used the session to put in five or six lap runs to make up for the lack of dry time, choosing to dial in the right settings rather than aim for outright fast laps.
On a drying track, Alex Marquez pipped Alex Rins for the fastest time in a session red-flagged by Roman Fenati destroying his bike, without injury, by touching a patch of astroturf on the exit from the last corner. The session was restarted with two minutes to run, but even in the mad dash, nobody could unseat Marquez.
Jonas Folger and Julian Simon topped the drying session, but were still fourteen seconds off the dry pace of last year. Hafizh Syahrin, third quickest, continues showing good pace in the wet.
While the weather doesn't improve, Andrea Dovizioso does, putting in a laptime over a second quicker than Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.