Jorge Lorenzo has taken charge of the MotoGP class at Silverstone once again, putting in a fast lap early, beating his own fastest lap from this morning by nearly six tenths of a second, then upping the pace at the end. Marc Marquez tried to chase Lorenzo down, but came up just few hundredths short to end in 2nd. Bradley Smith had a very strong session, ending FP2 in 3rd, just under two tenths off the pace of Lorenzo, and threatening Lorenzo's time on his fast lap, before losing out at the end.
Dani Pedrosa was the second Repsol Honda time, hugely improving his time from the morning. Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 5th, just ahead of Aleix Espargaro, who put in a fast lap at the end to jump into the top 10. Aleix finished ahead of his brother Pol, the Tech 3 Yamaha rider ending in 7th, ahead of the second factory Ducati of Andrea Iannone. Iannone had a small crash towards the end of the session, but walked away unharmed.
Scott Redding ended FP2 in 9th, after a strong start to free practice, while Valentino Rossi sneaked into 10th, the Movistar Yamaha rider only just securing his spot in Q2 by a hundredth of a second.
|18||76||Loris Baz||Yamaha Forward||2'03.977||1.639||0.099|
|19||63||Mike Di Meglio||Ducati||2'04.216||1.878||0.239|
|24||15||Alex De Angelis||ART||2'05.820||3.482||0.424|
|25||71||Claudio Corti||Yamaha Forward||2'06.275||3.937||0.455|