Completing the top three on Friday, despite the late crash, was Nakagami. Incidentally, his late crash saw Zarco’s, Rossi’s and Rins’ final laps cancelled, seeing the trio slip down the order at the chequered flag. In the wet conditions, Nakagami didn’t fare so well after taking P17 but he’ll be buoyed by a P3 finish in the tricky afternoon session. Petrucci ended the day P4 to make it a good Friday for the Italian, he leads fifth place Crutchlow as the duo claim double top 10s in FP1 and FP2 to head into Saturday’s in good shape. Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) got his first taste of wet weather MotoGP™ action on Friday morning, and the reigning Moto2™ World Champion was impressive to finish P14 and just over a second away from Smith’s time. In the afternoon, Marquez again went well to claim P6 on Day 1.