Danilo Petrucci, who had earlier beaten Valentino Rossi's record at the circuit, was third fastest, 0.362 behind Marquez. The top five riders all beat the Ducati rider's previous benchmark. Five-time champion Marquez leads Andrea Dovizioso by eight points in the standings after three wins in the past four grand prix.
There was disappointment for Rossi, last year's pole-sitter, who will start his home GP from 18th.
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