MotoGP Indianapolis: Lorenzo 0.003s faster than Marquez in FP2

Jorge Lorenzo edged Marc Marquez by three thousandths of a second to top the second MotoGP free practice session at Indianapolis

MotoGP Indianapolis: Lorenzo 0.003s faster than Marquez in FP2

The two Spaniards were tied at the top of the timesheets on a 1m32.863s when the chequered flag came out to conclude the session, with Marquez ahead in the order due to setting the time first.

However, Lorenzo was on another lap as the clock ticked to zero, and he managed to improve by 0.003s to take first position away from the reigning world champion.

Andrea Dovizioso, who went fastest three minutes from the end, was third quickest and nearly three tenths back on the lead Ducati, just ahead of his team-mate Andrea Iannone.

Cal Crutchlow completed the top five, while Pol Espargaro set the sixth quickest time before being thrown from his Tech 3 Yamaha after suffering a high-side at Turn 14 late on.

Espargaro laid in the gravel for a few moments after the crash, having rolled over the top of his handlebars before hitting the deck, but he was able to walk behind the barriers unaided a few minutes later.

At the bottom of the top 10, championship leader Valentino Rossi ended a quiet session six tenths adrift of his Yamaha team-mate Lorenzo.

Rossi only appeared in the top 10 with two minutes remaining when he climbed from 14th to ninth, and he was shuffled back a place as several drivers improved at the end.

FP2 TIMES

Pos Rider Team Bike Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.860s 19
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 0.003s 19
3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 0.295s 21
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 0.306s 20
5 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.326s 20
6 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 0.502s 18
7 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 0.517s 19
8 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 0.583s 18
9 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 0.614s 24
10 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 0.672s 21
11 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 0.903s 19
12 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1.074s 19
13 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1.113s 18
14 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1.223s 15
15 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1.279s 17
16 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1.537s 18
17 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 1.599s 17
18 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1.871s 19
19 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2.063s 19
20 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2.075s 17
21 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 2.325s 21
22 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2.424s 19
23 Toni Elias AB Motoracing Honda 3.476s 18

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