Jorge Lorenzo is showing ominous signs of the kind of domination he displayed in 2015, when he ruled the roost for four straight races on MotoGP's return to Europe. After being fastest in the morning session, Lorenzo extended his advantage to over a third of a second, the Movistar Yamaha rider setting a very strong pace.
Marc Marquez had been quick early, swapping places with Lorenzo, then taking over for most of the session. The Repsol Honda rider was knocked off top spot by Lorenzo in the final few minutes of the session. Aleix Espargaro also put in a late charge, the Suzuki rider climbing up to set the third fastest time, knocking Hector Barbera down a spot. The Avintia Ducati rider has had a very strong weekend so far, with a second and a fourth on the first day of practice.
Valentino Rossi was fifth fastest, but already nearly three quarters of a second down on his teammate, but just behind Hector Barbera. Maverick Viñales was sixth fastest, and the last rider to finish within a second of Lorenzo. Andrea Dovizioso was the first factory Ducati, but only just ahead of Scott Redding on the Pramac and an impressive showing by Eugene Laverty on the Aspar GP14.2.
MotoGP FP2 also saw a spate of wings breaking out. Aleix Espargaro decided not to wait until Monday to try Suzuki's new winglets, while both Aprilias sprouted a large set of wings at the front of the fairing. All five manufacturers now feature winglets, all in the same place, just under the nose fairing. Winglets are now here to stay.