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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