MotoGP Brno: Andrea Dovizioso fastest in dry conditions in FP2

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso set the pace in the second MotoGP free practice session at Brno, run in dry conditions following a wet FP1

MotoGP Brno: Andrea Dovizioso fastest in dry conditions in FP2

With the times gradually improving as conditions got better during the first half of the session, the factory Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez soon took over the first two positions.

Hector Barbera (Avintia Ducati) then edged them out with just three minutes to go, before Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) moved to the front.

However, Dovizioso lowered the benchmark by more than four tenths in the final minute, the Italian's 1m56.332s fast enough to remain at the top of the times by the end.

Jonas Folger slotted into second in the final moments on his Tech 3 Yamaha, leaving Petrucci in third ahead of Folger's team-mate, FP1 pacesetter Johann Zarco.

Barbera was fifth, ahead of Scott Redding's Pramac Ducati, while the late improvements shuffled Pedrosa down to seventh.

Marquez, who saved a big moment late on, slipped even further down the order to 10th at the flag, with Cal Crutchlow and Aleix Espargaro getting between the Honda team-mates.

The factory Yamahas of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were 11th and 14th, while Jorge Lorenzo, who tried a new fairing introduced by Ducati, was only 15th.

The only rider to crash was Sam Lowes, whose Aprilia fell at Turn 10.

FP2 times

Pos Rider Team Gap Laps
1 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m56.332s 15
2 Jonas Folger Tech3 Yamaha 0.398s 12
3 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 0.419s 15
4 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha 0.530s 15
5 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati 0.532s 16
6 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 0.573s 14
7 Dani Pedrosa Honda 0.601s 13
8 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.629s 11
9 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 0.687s 14
10 Marc Marquez Honda 0.877s 13
11 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 0.957s 12
12 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati 0.982s 14
13 Pol Espargaro KTM 1.046s 14
14 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1.064s 14
15 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1.305s 15
16 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati 1.537s 16
17 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati 1.660s 17
18 Alex Rins Suzuki 1.710s 17
19 Jack Miller MVDS Honda 1.847s 16
20 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1.862s 15
21 Tito Rabat MVDS Honda 2.105s 18
22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2.306s 13
23 Bradley Smith KTM 3.050s 13


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