It was all going to change inside the top 10 though. After finishing P3 on Friday, Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3) was pushing for his fastest time of the Grand Prix after slipping outside the top 10, but the Portuguese rider was down at Turn 13 after tucking the front. Meanwhile, Dovizioso had got himself into the automatic Q2 places but only just, with Petrucci slotting into P7. Nakagami then went up to P9 to push Dovizioso out, and then Crutchlow found some pace on his final flying lap to go P6. Then, after impressing on Friday, Zarco was setting the red sectors. The Frenchman was flying on his last lap and sure enough, it was good enough for the top 10 – and more. Zarco went P2 to split the Petronas Yamaha SRT duo at the top as the chequered flags came out.