The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix starts in the best possible way for Alma Pramac Racing. Jack Miller and Danilo Petrucci (along with Maverick Vinales) are the only riders to rank in the Top 5 in both FP1 and FP2 (P5 and P7 respectively in the combined standings).
Jack is incisive both in race pace and time attack and after finishing the FP1 in P4, in the FP2s he improves again – lapping alone – ending up in third position at only 163 thousandths of a second from the best time of Rins.
Petrux is also incisive on time attack while he still has to fix some details on race pace. The rider from Terni finishes in P5 in both FP1 and FP2 and in the combined classification he is seventh at 40 thousandths of a second from his teammate but with an ideal time that would project him to P3.