Jorge Lorenzo dominates second Le Mans MotoGP practice session

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo stamped his authority on second practice at Le Mans, the Yamaha rider leading the session from start to finish

Jorge Lorenzo dominates second Le Mans MotoGP practice session

Having been pipped to top spot by Dani Pedrosa on Friday morning, Lorenzo set the early afternoon pace with a 1m34.065s.

Subsequent laps lowered the benchmark to 1m33.781s and then 1m33.572s during his first run, then a 1m33.299s lap put him 0.355 seconds clear of the pack.

There was more to come, Lorenzo becoming the first rider to break the 1m33s barrier this weekend with four minutes remaining, with a time of 1m32.830s.

While that was 0.824s clear, Honda's Marc Marquez closed the gap to 0.483s, before Andrea Iannone jumped into second place on his Ducati after the chequered flag.

Iannone wound up 0.339s behind Lorenzo, with Pol Espargaro fourth behind Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso fifth.

Suzuki pair Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales were sixth and seventh, ahead of Pedrosa, Hector Barbera and Valentino Rossi, who was 1.144s off team-mate Lorenzo's pace.

In his return from injury, Danilo Petrucci was 11th fastest, ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding, the Brits falling during the session at the final corner and Turn 7 respectively.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.830s - 19
2 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m33.169s 0.339s 20
3 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m33.313s 0.483s 21
4 Pol Espargaro Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m33.406s 0.576s 22
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m33.574s 0.744s 21
6 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m33.595s 0.765s 18
7 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m33.613s 0.783s 20
8 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m33.748s 0.918s 20
9 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m33.951s 1.121s 20
10 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m33.974s 1.144s 19
11 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m34.050s 1.220s 20
12 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 1m34.053s 1.223s 14
13 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m34.083s 1.253s 17
14 Bradley Smith Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m34.306s 1.476s 23
15 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m34.364s 1.534s 16
16 Eugene Laverty Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m34.425s 1.595s 19
17 Yonny Hernandez Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m34.531s 1.701s 18
18 Jack Miller Marc VDS Honda Honda 1m34.656s 1.826s 18
19 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Aprilia 1m34.742s 1.912s 20
20 Tito Rabat Marc VDS Honda Honda 1m34.789s 1.959s 22
21 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Aprilia 1m35.089s 2.259s 19

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