Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo moves ahead in second practice

Jorge Lorenzo fended off Marc Marquez for the top spot in MotoGP's Friday afternoon British Grand Prix practice session at Silverstone

Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo moves ahead in second practice

After fruitlessly chasing Marquez's time in practice one, Lorenzo took charge in the second session with an early 2m02.338s lap.

Honda rider Marquez got within 0.033 seconds of the Yamaha's mark, but could get no closer.

The world champion pair were nearly upstaged by top home rider Bradley Smith in the final seconds, as the Tech 3 Yamaha man set the pace in the first three quarters of the lap before falling short and remaining in third place.

Joint points leader Valentino Rossi was only 10th on the second works Yamaha, just under a second behind team-mate Lorenzo.

Dani Pedrosa improved on his morning form to take fourth place for Honda ahead of leading Ducati man Andrea Dovizioso, whose team-mate Andrea Iannone disrupted his session with a crash at Stowe.

Suzuki was struggling for a top-10 presence until Aleix Espargaro shot up the order to sixth late on.

That put him just ahead of brother Pol's Tech 3 Yamaha, Iannone, morning star Scott Redding and Rossi.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 2m02.338s - 13
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 2m02.371s 0.033s 17
3 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 2m02.531s 0.193s 17
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 2m02.573s 0.235s 15
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 2m02.761s 0.423s 15
6 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 2m02.872s 0.534s 14
7 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 2m02.972s 0.634s 17
8 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 2m03.219s 0.881s 15
9 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 2m03.284s 0.946s 17
10 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 2m03.327s 0.989s 16
11 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 2m03.339s 1.001s 17
12 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 2m03.391s 1.053s 15
13 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 2m03.618s 1.280s 13
14 Jack Miller LCR Honda 2m03.656s 1.318s 15
15 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 2m03.748s 1.410s 14
16 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2m03.877s 1.539s 17
17 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 2m03.878s 1.540s 16
18 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2m03.977s 1.639s 15
19 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 2m04.216s 1.878s 13
20 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2m04.416s 2.078s 16
21 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 2m04.885s 2.547s 15
22 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 2m05.295s 2.957s 15
23 Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 2m05.396s 3.058s 15
24 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 2m05.820s 3.482s 13
25 Claudio Corti Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2m06.275s 3.937s 16

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