Valencia MotoGP: Marc Marquez ends Friday practice on top for Honda

Marc Marquez once again topped the timesheets after the second free practice session of MotoGP's season ending Valencian Grand Prix, pipping Andrea Dovizioso and Aleix Espargaro to the fastest time

Valencia MotoGP: Marc Marquez ends Friday practice on top for Honda

Marquez was the first man to dominate the times in the 45-minute session but only after the 21-year-old had repeated his error from first practice, running very wide in the blustery conditions at Turn 1.

The world champion ended the session with a 1m31.454s.

Jorge Lorenzo temporarily put his Yamaha 0.053 seconds quicker than Marquez shortly after the halfway point.

The two-time MotoGP champion would end the session in fourth place, only 0.114s seconds behind Marquez, but separated from him by Dovizioso and Espargaro.

Cal Crutchlow, who had briefly topped the session early on, ended up fifth fastest as the Briton improved by almost a whole second from his morning time.

Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl ended the session in sixth and seventh, with Pedrosa 0.441s slower than Honda team-mate Marquez.

Pol Espargaro finished ahead of Bradley Smith and Valentino Rossi as they rounded out the top 10.

Suzuki's return to grand prix racing suffered a setback when Randy de Puniet, who ended second practice 18th, was forced to climb off his bike with plumes of smoke emitting from the engine with just five minutes of the session remaining.

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap
1 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m31.454s -
2 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m31.558s 0.104s
3 Aleix Espargaro Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1m31.565s 0.111s
4 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m31.568s 0.114s
5 Cal Crutchlow Ducati Ducati 1m31.731s 0.277s
6 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m31.895s 0.441s
7 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1m31.935s 0.481s
8 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m32.013s 0.559s
9 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m32.024s 0.570s
10 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m32.049s 0.595s
11 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1m32.194s 0.740s
12 Michele Pirro Ducati Ducati 1m32.267s 0.813s
13 Andrea Iannone Pramac Racing Ducati 1m32.486s 1.032s
14 Alex de Angelis Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1m32.562s 1.108s
15 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1m32.689s 1.235s
16 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 1m32.725s 1.271s
17 Scott Redding Gresini Racing Honda 1m32.771s 1.317s
18 Randy de Puniet Suzuki Suzuki 1m32.799s 1.345s
19 Alvaro Bautista Gresini Racing Honda 1m32.860s 1.406s
20 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m33.434s 1.980s
21 Hiroshi Aoyama Aspar Honda 1m33.436s 1.982s
22 Danilo Petrucci IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 1m33.504s 2.050s
23 Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport PBM/Aprilia 1m33.737s 2.283s
24 Broc Parkes Paul Bird Motorsport PBM/Aprilia 1m34.106s 2.652s
25 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Avintia/Kawasaki 1m34.988s 3.534s


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