The Italian, who is the most successful rider in Sepang with six wins in the premier class, took advantage of the fine weather during the morning session, after setting 2:01.662s in the first session and 2:13.071s in the rain affected second session, yesterday.
French rider Johan Zarco of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 set the second fastest lap with 2:00.024s, while Spaniard Dani Pedrossa from the Respol Honda Team ended up in third place with 2:00.087s, ahead of his teammate and championship leader Marc Marquez who had to settle for ninth place with 2:00.467s.
Another Italian, Franco Morbidelli from EG 0,0 Marc VDS team tops the Moto2 category with 2:06.065s, followed by Francesco Bagnaia from Sky Racing Team VR46 (2:06.679s) and Miguel Oliveira of Red Bull KTM Ajo (2:06.698s).
Local talents Hafizh Syahrin representing Petronas Raceline Malaysia ranked 11th with 2:07.639s while Khairul Idham Pawi Idemitsu Honda Team Asia settled in 27th place with after clocking 2:08.585s.
In the Moto3, Del Conca Gresini Moto3’s Jorge Martiin topped the practice session with 2:15.606s, followed by Juanfran Guevara of RBA BOE Racing Team (2:16.606s) and newly crowned world champion, Joan Mir from Leopard Racing (2:16.101s).
Malaysians Adam Norrodin representing SIC Racing Team finished in sixth place (2:.16.465s) while wildcard entry Kasma Daniel Kasmayudin riding for Petronas Sprinta Racing took 20th place with 2:17.727s.