Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Repsol Honda Team’s , winner in dramatic fashion last year, topped the Warm-Up with his best lap time of 1’56.515, which was just three thousandths of a second faster than championship-leading teammate . The top five was rounded out by Yamaha Factory Racing duo and Jorge Lorenzo, plus pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow of Monster Yamaha Tech3.

The talk of the morning was the ever-increasing chance that rain will affect this afternoon’s 22-lap race. Dark skies surrounded the circuit, encouraging riders to practice bike changes in the pit lane in case they are faced with a Flag-to-Flag situation during the Grand Prix; incidentally, the likes of Crutchlow and Marquez are yet to experience such a scenario since making their ™ debuts.

The 2013 can be seen on FOX Sports 1 at 7a ET.

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