Sachsenring MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro stays on top in FP2
|Friday, July 11th 2014, 12:54 GMT|
Aleix Espargaro put in another last-minute lap to beat Marc Marquez in the second MotoGP practice session at the Sachsenring.
Just as he had in the morning, Open class Forward Yamaha rider Espargaro popped to the top right at the end of the session, this time with a 1m22.041s.
Until then, Marquez had been holding first place as he proved there were no ill effects from his massive morning crash, in which he had landed heavily on his neck.
Honda's world championship leader remained second, 0.117 seconds behind Espargaro.
This time it was the other works Honda of Dani Pedrosa that had the big accident, with a high-speed tumble in the downhill Waterfall section. He was unhurt and later rejoined to take ninth.
Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest works Yamaha in third, ahead of local favourite Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista.
Top Ducati honours went to Andrea Iannone in sixth place for Pramac.
Valentino Rossi was the only frontrunner who went slower than in practice one. He was classified 10th.
Paul Bird Motorsport rider Michael Laverty briefly got up to an eye-catching 10th place, though he had a crash soon after. He ended up 14th.
Pos Rider Bike Time Gap Laps 1. Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1m22.041s 18 2. Marc Marquez Honda 1m22.158s +0.117s 20 3. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m22.368s +0.327s 23 4. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1m22.430s +0.389s 22 5. Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 1m22.440s +0.399s 23 6. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 1m22.565s +0.524s 23 7. Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m22.569s +0.528s 21 8. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m22.576s +0.535s 23 9. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m22.589s +0.548s 18 10. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m22.619s +0.578s 21 11. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m22.719s +0.678s 23 12. Yonny Hernandez Pramac Ducati 1m22.724s +0.683s 18 13. Cal Crutchlow Ducati 1m22.757s +0.716s 21 14. Michael Laverty PBM Aprilia 1m22.928s +0.887s 19 15. Scott Redding Gresini Honda 1m22.933s +0.892s 17 16. Hiroshi Aoyama Aspar Honda 1m22.961s +0.920s 23 17. Karel Abraham Cardion Honda 1m23.049s +1.008s 18 18. Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m23.204s +1.163s 22 19. Colin Edwards Forward Yamaha 1m23.327s +1.286s 21 20. Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.393s +1.352s 18 21. Mike di Meglio Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.858s +1.817s 21 22. Danilo Petrucci Ioda Aprilia 1m23.912s +1.871s 22 23. Broc Parkes PBM Aprilia 1m24.158s +2.117s 17