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MOTOGP NEWS 

Brno MotoGP: Andrea Iannone tops rain-hit second practice

Andrea Iannone, Pramac Ducati, Brno MotoGP 2014

Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone topped the second Brno MotoGP practice session by virtue of getting a flying lap in during the tiny period of almost-dry running.

Iannone and Avintia rider Hector Barbera were the only two riders who set times before the drizzle that began with the green light became proper rainfall.

Although the shower did not last, the track never dried out enough for Iannone and Barbera's slick-shod times to be beaten.

Marc Marquez got closest, but his 2m07.846s in third place was 4.667 seconds behind Iannone.

Championship leader Marquez edged out Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa by just 0.002s to take 'wet track' honours, with the pair a second quicker than Valentino Rossi's Yamaha in fifth.

Cal Crutchlow went well in the wet, putting his Ducati sixth ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.

Barbera had the session's only accident, crashing in the final minute, while Iannone had his own trip through the gravel but stayed upright.

With rain a possibility throughout the weekend, everyone went out for a decent amount of wet running rather than hiding in the pits, the whole field completing at least 10 laps each.


Pos Rider             Bike                   Time       Gap     Laps
 1. Andrea Iannone    Pramac Ducati          2m03.179s           12
 2. Hector Barbera    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki   2m04.462s  +1.283s  12
 3. Marc Marquez      Honda                  2m07.846s  +4.667s  12
 4. Dani Pedrosa      Honda                  2m07.848s  +4.669s  13
 5. Valentino Rossi   Yamaha                 2m08.827s  +5.648s  12
 6. Cal Crutchlow     Ducati                 2m08.981s  +5.802s  11
 7. Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha                 2m09.114s  +5.935s  14
 8. Pol Espargaro     Tech 3 Yamaha          2m09.412s  +6.233s  15
 9. Bradley Smith     Tech 3 Yamaha          2m09.722s  +6.543s  15
10. Stefan Bradl      LCR Honda              2m09.747s  +6.568s  13
11. Scott Redding     Gresini Honda          2m09.869s  +6.690s  13
12. Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati                 2m10.174s  +6.995s  10
13. Yonny Hernandez   Pramac Ducati          2m10.217s  +7.038s  13
14. Danilo Petrucci   Ioda Aprilia           2m10.264s  +7.085s  12
15. Aleix Espargaro   Forward Yamaha         2m10.556s  +7.377s  14
16. Karel Abraham     Cardion Honda          2m10.668s  +7.489s  12
17. Michele Pirro     Ducati                 2m10.828s  +7.649s  11
18. Alvaro Bautista   Gresini Honda          2m11.004s  +7.825s  14
19. Hiroshi Aoyama    Aspar Honda            2m11.019s  +7.840s  15
20. Michael Laverty   PBM-Aprilia            2m11.337s  +8.158s  10
21. Broc Parkes       PBM-Aprilia            2m11.741s  +8.562s  10
22. Mike di Meglio    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki   2m12.270s  +9.091s  12
23. Leon Camier       Aspar Honda            2m12.934s  +9.755s  14
24. Alex de Angelis   Forward Yamaha         2m15.514s  +12.335s 13
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