Dry session with one corner deceptively wet. As the session started a number of riders almost crashed as one corner was wet and they were unable to see the damp surface because of their dark helmet face shields. Lorenzo and Rossi suffered big moments.
In the final minute of the session the lap times tumbled dramatically with Lorenzo, Rossi and Marquez all lapping fast enough for pole but Marquez hanging it out the most for his fast time. It is his eighth pole of the season.
German Stefan Bradl crashed in the fourth free practice and broke his ankle. He will not race at Sepang.