MotoGP Aragon: Jorge Lorenzo fastest from Valentino Rossi in FP2

Jorge Lorenzo was fastest again in the second MotoGP practice session of the weekend at the Aragon circuit

MotoGP Aragon: Jorge Lorenzo fastest from Valentino Rossi in FP2

Honda's Dani Pedrosa established himself at the top of the leaderboard with an early banker, before the Yamaha riders switched to the softer option tyres in the closing stages.

Points leader Valentino Rossi posted a 1m48.200s to briefly go fastest, only for Lorenzo to smash his best time, lapping the Spanish circuit in 1m47.517s, seven tenths clear of his team-mate and title rival.

Bradley Smith made it a 1-2-3 for Yamaha on the satellite Tech 3 bike, ahead of the factory Hondas of Pedrosa and Marquez in fourth and fifth, the pair having opted not to run the softer tyre.

Pol Espargaro was sixth on the second Tech 3 Yamaha, a tenth clear of his brother Aleix on the lead Suzuki and Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone on the factory Ducatis.

Scott Redding, fifth in the morning session, slipped to 12th on the timesheets, one spot ahead of LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow.

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Pos Rider Team Bike Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m47.517s 15
2 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 0.683s 19
3 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 0.801s 20
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 0.841s 17
5 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 0.884s 19
6 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 0.928s 18
7 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1.007s 15
8 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1.058s 16
9 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1.098s 18
10 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 1.312s 19
11 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1.438s 17
12 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 1.490s 18
13 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1.547s 17
14 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1.708s 16
15 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2.059s 19
16 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 2.163s 15
17 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2.183s 14
18 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2.252s 18
19 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2.463s 18
20 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 2.522s 14
21 Jack Miller LCR Honda 2.640s 17
22 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 2.945s 17
23 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 3.202s 15
24 Toni Elias Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 3.645s 18
25 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 4.121s 14


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