Misano MotoGP: Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo fastest in Friday practice

Jorge Lorenzo turned the tables on Marc Marquez to go fastest in the second MotoGP practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano

Misano MotoGP: Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo fastest in Friday practice

After topping the morning session, Marquez quickly bettered his own benchmark early in the second session and later became the first rider to dip below the 1m33s mark.

Lorenzo emerged for the final 10 minutes with new aerodynamic winglets on the front of his Yamaha and immediately used them to great effect to set a time of 1m32.871s, the best ever lap of the Misano circuit.

Marquez had to settle for second, half a tenth behind.

His Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa was the best part of four tenths of a second down in third, responding to a late lap from Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso that had lifted the Italian from outside the top 10 and into the top three.

Championship leader Valentino Rossi was fifth on the other factory Yamaha, while the Tech 3 Yamaha riders Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith were sixth and eighth respectively, split by Silverstone podium finisher Danilo Petrucci.

Michele Pirro was again strong on the third Ducati entry in ninth ahead of Cal Crutchlow, who recovered from an early fall at Turn 10.

Another to go down in the same place later in the session was Ducati's Andrea Iannone, who ended up 13th quickest behind Scott Redding and Aleix Espargaro.

Two other riders crashed: Alex de Angelis had an accident at Turn 2 on his home circuit and Karel Abraham fell heavily at Turn 14 in the final minute of running.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.871s - 19
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m32.924s 0.053s 20
3 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m33.258s 0.387s 20
4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m33.291s 0.420s 20
5 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m33.469s 0.598s 23
6 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m33.552s 0.681s 22
7 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 1m33.553s 0.682s 19
8 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m33.595s 0.724s 23
9 Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati 1m33.674s 0.803s 15
10 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m33.785s 0.914s 18
11 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 1m33.808s 0.937s 20
12 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m33.840s 0.969s 20
13 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m34.132s 1.261s 18
14 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m34.215s 1.344s 19
15 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 1m34.345s 1.474s 20
16 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m34.500s 1.629s 17
17 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1m34.595s 1.724s 20
18 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m34.727s 1.856s 21
19 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1m34.856s 1.985s 19
20 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1m35.011s 2.140s 16
21 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m35.036s 2.165s 20
22 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m35.394s 2.523s 18
23 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 1m35.735s 2.864s 16
24 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 1m35.853s 2.982s 16
25 Claudio Corti Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m36.326s 3.455s 18
26 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 1m36.530s 3.659s 16

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