Silverstone MotoGP: Iannone fastest in FP2, Cruthlow third at home GP

Ducati rider Andrea Iannone displaced Maverick Vinales after the chequered flag to lead the way in second practice for MotoGP's British Grand Prix

Silverstone MotoGP: Iannone fastest in FP2, Cruthlow third at home GP

Iannone set the early pace at Silverstone with a time of 2m02.312s, more than a tenth up on Vinales' Friday morning benchmark, which stood for the bulk of the session.

Czech GP winner Cal Crutchlow was the first rider to shake up the order with a run on new tyres, jumping to the top with six minutes remaining with a 2m02.046s lap, despite a wild moment exiting Woodcote.

A lap later, the LCR Honda rider improved again to a 2m01.917s, but Vinales was also on a flier at the time and snatched top spot with his 2m01.721s.

The Suzuki rider was still fastest when the chequered flag flew, but Iannone changed that with his 2m01.421s and he finished the session 0.300 seconds clear at the top.

Local hero Crutchlow wound up third, 0.496s slower than Iannone, while Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi occupied fourth, fifth and sixth.

Like his Ducati team-mate Iannone, Andrea Dovizoso improved after the chequered flag to take seventh, ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Dani Pedrosa.

Scott Redding grabbed 10th for Pramac Ducati, which could be enough to book a spot in the second phase of qualifying if forecast rain on Saturday affects third practice.

Redding pipped Pol Espargaro to the place by 0.040s, while Espargaro's temporary Tech3 Yamaha team-mate Alex Lowes was 19th.

Deputising for Bradley Smith to make his MotoGP debut, Lowes was within 2.434s of Iannone's pace, that deficit nearly an identical margin to his lap time improvement from first practice.

FP2 TIMES

Pos Rider Team Gap Laps
1 Andrea Iannone Ducati 2m01.421s 17
2 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 0.300s 15
3 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.496s 15
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 0.611s 15
5 Marc Marquez Honda 0.819s 16
6 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 0.841s 18
7 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0.846s 16
8 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 0.943s 15
9 Dani Pedrosa Honda 0.951s 17
10 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 1.112s 14
11 Pol Espargaro Tech3 Yamaha 1.152s 16
12 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati 1.187s 12
13 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 1.564s 17
14 Eugene Laverty Aspar Ducati 1.697s 16
15 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati 1.949s 14
16 Yonny Hernandez Aspar Ducati 1.959s 16
17 Jack Miller Marc VDS Honda 2.210s 12
18 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 2.221s 15
19 Alex Lowes Tech3 Yamaha 2.434s 15
20 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 2.979s 16
21 Tito Rabat Marc VDS Honda 3.775s 17

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