Misano MotoGP: Dovizioso and Lorenzo one-two for Ducati on Friday

Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo locked out the top two in MotoGP's second Misano practice session, as Valentino Rossi fought his way inside the top 10 late on

Misano MotoGP: Dovizioso and Lorenzo one-two for Ducati on Friday

Rossi and Marc Marquez had both ended morning practice outside the top 10, and with rain potentially arriving for both second and third practice they were at risk of missing out on making Q2 automatically.

But conditions stayed dry during the 45-minute Friday afternoon session, and it took Marquez two flying laps to beat Dovizioso's earlier benchmark and lead with a 1m32.537s.

Only Ducati wildcard Michele Pirro set a comparable laptime for most of the session, but he was also nearly half a second off the pace.

Marquez stayed on top until the final two minutes when he was finally demoted by first Lorenzo and then Dovizioso.

Dovizioso ended the session with a 1m32.198s, with Lorenzo completing a Ducati one-two.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was narrowly pushed into third by Lorenzo, with Maverick Vinales leading Yamaha's efforts in fourth.

Works Honda rider Marquez did not improve in the end and dropped to fifth ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Alex Rins.

Like Marquez, Rossi also recovered to end the day within the top 10, but his place was in doubt until the dying stages as he was held up by Karel Abraham during one of his late laps.

But the local hero managed to improve to eighth ahead of his protege Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco.

Despite taking 10th, Zarco is not currently set to make it to Q2 automatically as Andrea Iannone's practice one time puts him eighth overall.

Iannone was only 16th in second practice as he was one of three riders to crash at the Turn 15 left-hander, alongside Scott Redding and Takaaki Nakagami.

Hafizh Syahrin and Jack Miller also suffered their second falls in as many sessions.

KTM's Pol Espargaro, returning from injury, languished down in 24th, only beating Syahrin and MotoGP debutant Christophe Ponsson - who cut his first practice deficit by one-and-a-half seconds and was 5.9s off the pace, putting himself within the 107% limit.

FP2 times

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m32.198s - 21
2 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Ducati 1m32.358s 0.160s 18
3 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 1m32.385s 0.187s 19
4 Maverick Vinales Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.411s 0.213s 21
5 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m32.537s 0.339s 22
6 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m32.722s 0.524s 21
7 Alex Rins Suzuki Suzuki 1m32.775s 0.577s 22
8 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.786s 0.588s 21
9 Franco Morbidelli MVDS Honda Honda 1m32.980s 0.782s 19
10 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.985s 0.787s 21
11 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m32.999s 0.801s 22
12 Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati 1m33.005s 0.807s 17
13 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m33.183s 0.985s 22
14 Jack Miller Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m33.193s 0.995s 18
15 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda Honda 1m33.274s 1.076s 19
16 Andrea Iannone Suzuki Suzuki 1m33.423s 1.225s 19
17 Scott Redding Aprilia Aprilia 1m33.517s 1.319s 16
18 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Aprilia 1m33.654s 1.456s 21
19 Stefan Bradl Honda Honda 1m33.660s 1.462s 21
20 Bradley Smith KTM KTM 1m33.815s 1.617s 19
21 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m33.878s 1.680s 21
22 Xavier Simeon Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m33.896s 1.698s 19
23 Thomas Luthi MVDS Honda Honda 1m34.278s 2.080s 21
24 Pol Espargaro KTM KTM 1m34.461s 2.263s 18
25 Hafizh Syahrin Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m34.539s 2.341s 16
26 Christophe Ponsson Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m38.154s 5.956s 22

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Teams Ducati Team , AB Motoracing
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