Mugello MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso fastest again in practice two

Andrea Dovizioso went quickest again in second practice for MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, denying Marc Marquez's Honda with a late lap on his Ducati

Mugello MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso fastest again in practice two

Morning pacesetter Dovizioso's 1m47.479s lap put him two tenths of a second under the lap record and four tenths up on his practice one best.

It put him 0.164s clear of Marquez, who had hit the front in the latter part of the session initially controlled by the Yamahas.

Jorge Lorenzo was three tenths off the pace in third this time, with Andrea Iannone vaulting the second Ducati up to fourth in the closing minutes.

British duo Bradley Smith and Cal Crutchlow completed the top six.

Valentino Rossi ended the session only ninth, having to abandon his final run after going off the road at the first corner.

Suzuki had a better session, with Aleix Espargaro making it up to seventh ahead of Scott Redding.

But Dani Pedrosa was again unable to get into the top 10, ending the day in 13th.

PRACTICE TWO RESULTS:

Pos Rider Team Bike Gap Laps
1 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m47.479s 17
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 0.164s 16
3 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 0.373s 19
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 0.515s 18
5 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 0.559s 21
6 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.645s 17
7 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 0.658s 15
8 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 0.685s 20
9 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 0.732s 19
10 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 0.804s 20
11 Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati 0.838s 15
12 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 0.940s 19
13 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 0.956s 18
14 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1.004s 16
15 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1.014s 18
16 Stefan Bradl Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1.215s 19
17 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 1.372s 16
18 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1.447s 16
19 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1.551s 16
20 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 2.250s 15
21 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2.262s 15
22 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2.346s 14
23 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2.385s 15
24 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 2.387s 17
25 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 2.998s 15
26 Marco Melandri Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 4.321s 16


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