Brno MotoGP: Stefan Bradl sets surprise fastest time in FP2

Stefan Bradl set a surprise fastest time in the second MotoGP practice session at Brno

Brno MotoGP: Stefan Bradl sets surprise fastest time in FP2

Morning pacesetter Jorge Lorenzo had looked set to stay on top, only for Bradl to pop in a 1m56.500s as the chequered flag came out.

That deposed the world champion's Yamaha by just 0.038 seconds.

Bradl's time came on a late run back on soft tyres after he had earlier tried hards and been dissatisfied.

Lorenzo led an all-Yamaha top three in the opening stages, but the Hondas gradually crept forwards.

Dani Pedrosa ended up third, 0.062s behind Lorenzo.

Championship leader Marc Marquez jumped to second for a spell, before finishing the day in fifth as Valentino Rossi's last lap got him ahead.

Cal Crutchlow completed the top six, having been Lorenzo's closest rival in the early stages, with his Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate Bradley Smith next up.

Aleix Espargaro led the CRT field by over a second, and got ahead of Ben Spies' Pramac stand-in Michele Pirro's prototype Ducati.

Pos Rider Team/Bike Time Gap 1. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1m56.500s 2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m56.538s +0.038s 3. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m56.600s +0.100s 4. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m56.726s +0.226s 5. Marc Marquez Honda 1m56.733s +0.233s 6. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 1m56.800s +0.300s 7. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m57.351s +0.851s 8. Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 1m57.401s +0.901s 9. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m57.754s +1.254s 10. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m57.896s +1.396s 11. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 1m58.039s +1.539s 12. Aleix Espargaro Aspar Aprilia 1m58.217s +1.717s 13. Michele Pirro Pramac Ducati 1m58.958s +2.458s 14. Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m59.235s +2.735s 15. Claudio Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1m59.288s +2.788s 16. Colin Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1m59.390s +2.890s 17. Yonny Hernandez PBM Aprilia 1m59.539s +3.039s 18. Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m59.613s +3.113s 19. Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter-BMW 1m59.719s +3.219s 20. Randy de Puniet Aspar Aprilia 1m59.799s +3.299s 21. Michael Laverty PBM-Aprilia 2m00.338s +3.838s 22. Karel Abraham Cardion Aprilia 2m00.413s +3.913s 23. Martin Bauer Remus Aprilia 2m00.730s +4.230s 24. Lukas Pesek Ioda-Suter-BMW 2m01.549s +5.049s 25. Bryan Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 2m01.746s +5.246s 
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