Quartararo and teammate Franco Morbidelli led for almost all the session, with the duo taking turns in first place within the opening half.
KTM’s Pol Espargaro took a shock lead with seven minutes to go, however Quartararo reclaimed the lead quickly afterwards, and improved two extra occasions earlier than the session got here to an finish.
He finally ended up with a 1m32.483s, main Marquez by 0.142s, each riders setting their greatest occasions after the chequered flag fell.
Espargaro took a formidable third for KTM, adopted by LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow and Maverick Vinales, whose session ended early with a quick crash at Flip 3.
Andrea Dovizioso was the highest Ducati in sixth, greater than half a second off the tempo, with Morbidelli ending up seventh.
French Grand Prix front-row starters Jack Miller and Danilo Petrucci had been eighth and ninth respectively, with Valentino Rossi finishing the highest 10.
Jorge Lorenzo and Alex Rins had been a lowly 14th and 15th respectively, the latter’s teammate Joan Mir crashing twice in 20 minutes.
Avintia Ducati’s Tito Rabat was one other rider to fall, and the Spaniard ended the session lifeless final.
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