Dani Pedrosa has topped the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Brno, setting the final time in the second half of what would be an incident-filled FP2. Jorge Lorenzo - one of several crashers during the session, had taken an early lead in FP2, but had to cede the top spot to Pedrosa at the end, his session complicated by having to use his second bike. The two Spaniards were the only riders to crack into the 1'56s.
The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow took 3rd and 4th respectively, Dovizioso fast all session, Crutchlow moving up into 4th with his final lap, ahead of an impressive Stefan Bradl on the LCR Honda. The factory Ducati is more comfortable at Brno than at Indianapolis, as witnessed by the 6th fastest time of Valentino Rossi, less than half a second off the pace of Pedrosa, and very close to Bradl and Crutchlow. Alvaro Bautista bagged 7th on the San Carlo Gresini Honda, finishing ahead of the second Factory Yamaha of Ben Spies, the Texan being another of the session's fallers. Aleix Espargaro bagged 9th, over two seconds off the pace of Pedrosa, but ahead of the two satellite Ducatis of Toni Elias and Karel Abraham.
The many crashes caused the session to be red-flagged for a short while, the FTR Kawasaki of Yonny Hernandez destroying a section of air fence, the second bike to do so in two sessions. But Hernandez was far from the only faller: In addition to Lorenzo and Spies, Alvaro Bautista went down in the uphill section of the circuit, while Aleix Espargaro also had a fall, toppling over in the gravel after running on at turn 1. Everyone walked away unhurt, most of the crashes coming from front end wash outs.
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