Misano MotoGP: Petrucci fastest in practice, Marquez crashes

Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci topped the second MotoGP free practice session at Misano, after long-time leader Marc Marquez crashed out

Misano MotoGP: Petrucci fastest in practice, Marquez crashes

Marquez was well ahead for much of the session, but dropped his Honda at the sharp final corner in the closing stages.

He rejoined on his second bike for a final run, but couldn't improve and was shuffled down the order.

Marquez, who had topped the first free practice session, initially carried his imperious form into the afternoon, gradually improving his pace to end up with the weekend's new fastest lap - 1m33.475s - at the 10-minute mark.

That lap time was untroubled for most of the 45-minute practice, as Petrucci, fellow Ducati riders Jorge Lorenzo and Michele Pirro, and Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa took turns as best of the rest.

Pedrosa finally surpassed Marquez with a 1m33.420s lap in the dying minutes, only for Petrucci to secure first place with a 1m33.231s effort.

Championship leader Andrea Dovizioso logged his best lap seconds after fellow Ducati rider Petrucci and ended up just 0.063 seconds short.

Dovizioso was then also beaten by the Yamaha of Maverick Vinales, who struggled with corner-entry grip in first practice but managed a late surge in the afternoon session, finishing just 0.005s off the pace.

Behind Petrucci, Vinales and Dovizioso, the Hondas of Pedrosa and Marquez made up the top five.

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow was sixth and emerged unscathed from a crash at the Turn 15 left-hander near the end of the lap.

Ducati wildcard Pirro led team-mate Lorenzo in seventh, with the top eight split by just four tenths.

Making up the top 10 were Andrea Iannone and Tito Rabat, with Aleix Espargaro, trialling a new fairing on his Aprilia, next up.

Three riders fell exiting Turn 1 during the session, with Sam Lowes and Jack Miller crashing in quick succession, and Alex Rins following suit later on.

FP2 times

Pos Rider Team Time Gap Laps
1 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 1m33.231s - 21
2 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 1m33.236s 0.005s 23
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m33.294s 0.063s 20
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m33.346s 0.115s 22
5 Marc Marquez Honda 1m33.475s 0.244s 20
6 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m33.545s 0.314s 17
7 Michele Pirro Ducati 1m33.591s 0.360s 19
8 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1m33.614s 0.383s 20
9 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1m33.740s 0.509s 21
10 Tito Rabat MVDS Honda 1m33.820s 0.589s 23
11 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1m33.832s 0.601s 20
12 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha 1m33.914s 0.683s 22
13 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati 1m33.937s 0.706s 23
14 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati 1m34.054s 0.823s 18
15 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati 1m34.137s 0.906s 18
16 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 1m34.266s 1.035s 20
17 Jonas Folger Tech3 Yamaha 1m34.322s 1.091s 17
18 Jack Miller MVDS Honda 1m34.411s 1.180s 20
19 Pol Espargaro KTM 1m34.499s 1.268s 19
20 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati 1m34.678s 1.447s 19
21 Bradley Smith KTM 1m34.842s 1.611s 19
22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1m34.903s 1.672s 17
23 Alex Rins Suzuki 1m35.052s 1.821s 19


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