Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops FP2 with sub-record lap

Jorge Lorenzo turned the tables on Marc Marquez in second MotoGP practice at Silverstone

Silverstone MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo tops FP2 with sub-record lap

World champion Lorenzo banged in a sub-lap-record 2m02.734s as his very first lap of the afternoon.

Marquez also pushed from the outset, but his Honda trailed the Yamaha by four tenths of a second.

That was how they remained until the final few minutes, when Marquez got the gap down to 0.224 seconds.

Lorenzo could not be deposed, though, as he ended the first day of the British Grand Prix weekend on top.

Two Hondas then two Yamahas completed the top six.

Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Gresini's Alvaro Bautista were third and fourth, ahead of Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow.

Aleix Espargaro was fastest in CRT as usual, beating Yonny Hernandez for class honours, but he missed out on an overall top-10 spot by 0.056s.

Gresini's CRT rider Bryan Staring was the only man to crash, limping away from his bike at Farm.

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 Pos Rider Team/Bike Time Gap 1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2m02.734s 2. Marc Marquez Honda 2m02.958s +0.224s 3. Dani Pedrosa Honda 2m03.192s +0.458s 4. Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 2m03.463s +0.729s 5. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2m03.480s +0.746s 6. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 2m03.505s +0.771s 7. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2m03.658s +0.924s 8. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 2m03.750s +1.016s 9. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 2m03.784s +1.050s 10. Nicky Hayden Ducati 2m04.089s +1.355s 11. Aleix Espargaro Aspar Aprilia 2m04.145s +1.411s 12. Yonny Hernandez PBM Aprilia 2m04.476s +1.742s 13. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 2m05.052s +2.318s 14. Randy de Puniet Aspar Aprilia 2m05.069s +2.335s 15. Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.266s +2.532s 16. Michele Pirro Pramac Ducati 2m05.438s +2.704s 17. Colin Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.484s +2.750s 18. Claudio Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.506s +2.772s 19. Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter-BMW 2m05.657s +2.923s 20. Michael Laverty PBM-Aprilia 2m05.977s +3.243s 21. Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m06.038s +3.304s 22. Bryan Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 2m07.854s +5.120s 23. Lukas Pesek Ioda-Suter-BMW 2m09.209s +6.475s 
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