2019 Assen MotoGP FP2 Result: Viñales Swaps With Quartararo

Both the track and the action was getting hotter for the second practice dance of the premier class and it meant going one step harder on tyres, most riders favouring the medium front – hard rear combination for their long runs. The exception, as always, was Marc Marquez. But it wasn’t the Honda man who finished the day as the fastest man in MotoGP, it was the Yamahas of Maverick Viñales and Fabio Quartararo who swapped their FP1 places to have the Spaniard lead the way after the FP2 shootout. Danilo Petrucci in third ensured that the top three configuration remained the same as in the morning session, the Italian finishing three tenths of a second off the lead.

Andrea Dovizioso showed up to the party early in FP2, after a morning dedicated to some chassis sampling and led the way after the first run. The Ducati man dropped down to fourth in the final time attack, over half a second slower than Viñales and narrowly ahead of Alex Rins. Andrea Iannone was a surprising presence in sixth, the Italian even putting his Aprilia at the top of the timesheets briefly, before levelling things out with a late crash. Meanwhile, Marquez revered to old tactics and skipped the time attack in favour for some long runs on used medium tyres, which dropped him to a safe seventh position. Joan Mir, Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow completed the top ten, with the Honda man a full second slower than the leader.

Another piece of news from the Honda garage was that Jorge Lorenzo was declared unfit for the race following his heavy FP1 crash and will be heading to Barcelona for further checks and treatment.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'32.638    
2 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'32.818 0.180 0.180
3 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.952 0.314 0.134
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.223 0.585 0.271
5 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'33.305 0.667 0.082
6 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'33.355 0.717 0.050
7 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.413 0.775 0.058
8 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'33.415 0.777 0.002
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.517 0.879 0.102
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.727 1.089 0.210
11 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'33.815 1.177 0.088
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'33.854 1.216 0.039
13 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'33.874 1.236 0.020
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'33.963 1.325 0.089
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'33.971 1.333 0.008
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'34.040 1.402 0.069
17 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'34.194 1.556 0.154
18 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'34.370 1.732 0.176
19 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'34.537 1.899 0.167
20 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'34.628 1.990 0.091
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'35.250 2.612 0.622
  99 Jorge LORENZO Honda      
Round Number: 
8
2019
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