Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in second practice

MotoGP title contender Jorge Lorenzo moved to the front in second practice for the Valencia Grand Prix, with his Yamaha team-mate and championship rival Valentino Rossi fourth

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo fastest in second practice

Marc Marquez and Rossi were the main protagonists in the early part of the session, with the Honda rider fastest by a tenth initially, then quickly back ahead after Rossi had briefly deposed him on the second runs.

Then Lorenzo raised the bar as he began his final run, lapping in 1m31.111s to move three tenths of a second clear of the field.

The Spaniard followed that up with three more laps quicker than anyone else had managed up to that point.

Dani Pedrosa on the second Honda and Ducati rider Andrea Iannone moved up to second and third late on, while Rossi's final-run gains were only good enough for fourth.

Rossi was on course to challenge Lorenzo before a minor error on his last lap, while Marquez did not improve on his earlier time and ended up fifth.

Danilo Petrucci starred by putting the Pramac Ducati sixth, ahead of Espargaro brothers Pol and Aleix.

Cal Crutchlow and Maverick Vinales completed the top 10.

Hector Barbera was 11th at the start of a weekend where he is battling Loris Baz for the title in the Open class.

FP2 TIMES

Pos Rider Team Bike Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m31.111s 19
2 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 0.266s 21
3 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 0.333s 22
4 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 0.364s 20
5 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 0.370s 20
6 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 0.464s 19
7 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 0.563s 17
8 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 0.567s 18
9 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 0.692s 19
10 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 0.875s 19
11 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 0.933s 16
12 Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati 1.288s 16
13 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1.353s 18
14 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1.383s 18
15 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1.397s 22
16 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1.484s 18
17 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1.486s 16
18 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1.488s 21
19 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1.731s 20
20 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1.834s 20
21 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 2.127s 19
22 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 2.157s 18
23 Toni Elias Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 2.300s 18
24 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 2.304s 20
25 Anthony West AB Motoracing Honda 2.727s 20
26 Broc Parkes IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 3.728s 15


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