Jorge Lorenzo has continued with his impressive morning form to top the second MotoGP free practice session at Phillip Island. The reigning World Champion looked in imperious form and finished the beautifully sunny session almost half a second ahead of the field with a lap time of 1:28.961. His countryman Alvaro Bautista was the closest anyone could get and ended the session in an impressive second place, recovering from a crash at turn six early on.
Dani Pedrosa had an odd mechanical issue late in the session, with a part of his Honda prototype machine dangling loose, perhaps the gear linkage or an engine bolt, he was forced to sit out the closing stages but still managed to finish third. The Yamaha pairing of Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow rounded out the top five ahead of Marc Marquez who crashed heavily early in the session. The young Spaniard had a very fast high side over the top of Lukey Heights but managed to land relatively softly on the grass run-off area, slide to a halt and walk away completely unharmed. Bradley Smith, a revitalised Randy DePuniet and the Ducati duo of Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten.
Hector Barbera was the only other rider to crash, the fiery Spaniard went down late in the session but managed to come away unscathed. LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl was declared unfit to ride following FP1 and didn't participate, he has the option to have another fitness test tomorrow, but unfortunately he is very unlikely to take any further part in the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
|8||14||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||1'30.215||1.254||0.050|
|12||5||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||1'30.917||1.956||0.125|
|17||71||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||1'31.451||2.490||0.017|
|21||67||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||1'32.290||3.329||0.029|