Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo quickest again in practice two

Jorge Lorenzo stayed on top in second practice for MotoGP's Valencia season finale, his Yamaha farewell

Valencia MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo quickest again in practice two

First practice pacesetter Lorenzo led the way again for the bulk of the session, his early 1m31.162s clear by 0.472 seconds at one stage in the first half.

Marc Marquez then moved to the front with a little over 10 minutes remaining, setting the weekend's first laps beneath the 1m31s barrier on his Honda.

The 2016 world champion reeled off four consecutive 1m30s laps at the start of his final run, with 1m30.710s becoming the new benchmark by 0.452s.

That advantage was trimmed, though, by Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Tech3 Yamaha's Pol Espargaro, before Maverick Vinales got within 0.065s of Marquez with two minutes left.

By that time, Lorenzo had fallen to fifth in the order but he was back on track, and he quickly reclaimed top spot.

Lorenzo's 1m30.463s was good enough to complete a sweep of Friday's two sessions, 0.247s faster than Marquez, with Vinales third ahead of Espargaro and Dovizioso.

Vinales' Suzuki team-mate Aleix Espargaro was sixth, ahead of Andrea Iannone and Valentino Rossi on the second Yamaha, 0.794s slower than Lorenzo.

Danilo Petrucci took ninth for Pramac Ducati, ahead of Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding.

Yonny Hernandez became the weekend's first faller in MotoGP with 90s remaining on his way to 18th, crashing at Turn 12.

KTM was at the base of the times again, with Mika Kallio 3.111s off the pace, lapping four tenths faster than he managed in the morning session.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap Laps
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m30.463s - 17
2 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m30.710s 0.247s 21
3 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m30.775s 0.312s 22
4 Pol Espargaro Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m31.000s 0.537s 21
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m31.066s 0.603s 18
6 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m31.186s 0.723s 19
7 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m31.189s 0.726s 19
8 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m31.257s 0.794s 23
9 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m31.295s 0.832s 19
10 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m31.358s 0.895s 20
11 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 1m31.462s 0.999s 21
12 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati Ducati 1m31.733s 1.270s 19
13 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m31.742s 1.279s 18
14 Jack Miller Marc VDS Honda Honda 1m31.754s 1.291s 21
15 Eugene Laverty Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m31.776s 1.313s 19
16 Stefan Bradl Aprilia Aprilia 1m32.014s 1.551s 22
17 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Aprilia 1m32.206s 1.743s 21
18 Yonny Hernandez Aspar Ducati Ducati 1m32.218s 1.755s 18
19 Bradley Smith Tech3 Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.280s 1.817s 20
20 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati Ducati 1m32.476s 2.013s 20
21 Tito Rabat Marc VDS Honda Honda 1m32.646s 2.183s 22
22 Mika Kallio KTM KTM 1m33.574s 3.111s 19

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