Jorge Lorenzo has ended the day as the fastest man in MotoGP, after a tense battle with Marc Marquez over FP2. All throughout the session, Marquez and Lorenzo swapped places at the top of the timesheets, with occasional interruption from the factory Ducati riders. Marquez seemed to get the upper hand at the end, but Lorenzo first matched his time exactly, then went on to better it. But not by much: at the end, the difference was just three thousandths of a second.
Andrea Dovizioso took 3rd spot behind Marquez, leading his teammate Andrea Iannone but a hundredth of a second, and CWM LCR Honda by three hundredths of a second. Pol Espargaro put in a strong lap to grab 6th, but a couple of laps later he went on to have a massive highside, from which he was lucky to walk away, albeit very gingerly. Dani Pedrosa took 7th spot, the Repsol Honda rider ending the day just ahead of Scott Redding on the Marc VDS Honda, who was in turn only marginally quicker than Bradley Smith on the second Tech 3 Yamaha.
Valentino Rossi struggled to find some pace, the championship leader lingering mid table for much of the session. A late push put him into the top 10, but he was lucky to hold on to 10th at the end. The margins are small, however: Rossi is just two thirds of a second slower than his teammate, and less than two tenths slower than Pol Espargaro in 6th.
|17||63||Mike Di Meglio||Ducati||1'34.459||1.599||0.062|
|21||15||Alex De Angelis||ART||1'35.185||2.325||0.250|