Repsol Honda rider takes victory ahead of rivals Marquez and Lorenzo
Riders were forced to ride very close to the limit.
Championship leader heads grid ahead of Rossi and Crutchlow
Marquez claimed his eighth pole position of the season on his last timed lap and will line up on the front now next to a pair of Yamaha riders.
Both Ducati Team riders hope to reduce their gaps to the leaders.
Dani Pedrosa’s time was just two-tenths of a second off the qualifying lap record, the Spaniard topping the opening day ahead of teammate Marc Marquez.
There are still some small changes to be made to the Desmosedici GP13 to increase Yonny Hernandez's confidence for qualifying tomorrow.
Andrea Iannone concluded this first day of the challenging Malaysian Grand Prix in 12th position.
Cal Crutchlow setting the third fastest time on the opening day of practice at the physically demanding Sepang International Circuit.
Repsol Honda pair quickly up to speed with Crutchlow third fastest
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi made solid improvements over the two practice sessions to wrap up the day in fourth in the combined times.
Rossi and Lorenzo both like the Sepang Circuit a lot, but the heat not so much.
Repsol Honda teammates will have to explain race incident at Aragon
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi completed the test days in Malaysia with changes to the original programme. Lorenzo leaves with the fastest overall best laptime.
Rain in the morning made it impossible to follow the regular testing program, but fortunately the conditions were back to normal for the afternoon.
Bradley Smith did not let the rain deter his positive learning curve on the Yamaha YZR-M1 as both the newcomer to the Tech 3 team, and returnee rider Cal Crutchlow leave Malaysia on a high note.
The Pramac teams will be had to Jerez for their final test before the first grand prix.
Yamaha factory rider Jorge Lorenzo set the benchmark for the other riders to aim for.
Rookie rider Marc Márquez challenging at the front after Malaysia test while his team mate Dani Pedrosa sets his eyes on 2013 crown.