Casey Stoner once again topped the timesheets during the second session of practice for the MotoGP class at Phillip Island, consolidating his position after the first session of practice, and confirming his dominance at his home circuit. Marco Simoncelli took 2nd spot, the San Carlo Gresini man getting within four tenths of Stoner, and the only other rider to get into the 1'30 bracket. Just as he had done in the morning, Simoncelli suffered a low-speed tumble, in almost the identical spot on the exit of MG Corner. Jorge Lorenzo took the 3rd fastest time, six tenths behind his rival for the title, but his pace probably good enough to at least postpone the pain of losing his championship in Australia.
Lorenzo's Yamaha teammate Ben Spies ended the session in 4th, improving over his morning performance, and was the last man to get within a second of Stoner, Stoner's Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing just over a second of the Australian. An impressive showing by Hiroshi Aoyama put the Japanese rider up into 6th, while Randy de Puniet was the first of the Ducatis, the Pramac rider ending the session in 7th. The factory Ducatis were well down the order, Nicky Hayden finishing in 11th, while Valentino Rossi ended FP2 in 13th.
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