2016 Barcelona MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Takes Charge

Jorge Lorenzo saw off a strong challenge from Maverick Viñales to take top spot in the afternoon session of free practice for the MotoGP class. The Movistar Yamaha rider had led for much of the session, just ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi, until Viñales started to push in the final minutes of the session. The Suzuki rider was the first man to get into the 1'41s, but Lorenzo was not to be denied. Pushing for a quick lap, Lorenzo opened a gap of nearly a quarter of a second.

Cal Crutchlow took third spot, the LCR Honda rider finding a big burst of speed, and a general improvement for both himself and the Repsol Hondas. Dani Pedrosa, fourteenth in the morning, jumped up to fourth in the afternoon, while Scott Redding put the Pramac Ducati into fifth, and was the fastest Ducati. Valentino Rossi did not improve his time late in the session, dropping to sixth on the timesheets, ahead of Hector Barbera on the Avintia Ducati and Andrea Iannone on the factory Ducati. Marc Marquez ended up in ninth, just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
  99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'41.712    
2 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'41.954 0.242 0.242
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'42.011 0.299 0.057
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'42.196 0.484 0.185
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'42.282 0.570 0.086
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'42.296 0.584 0.014
7 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'42.308 0.596 0.012
8 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'42.461 0.749 0.153
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'42.485 0.773 0.024
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'42.490 0.778 0.005
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'42.516 0.804 0.026
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'42.539 0.827 0.023
13 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'42.830 1.118 0.291
14 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'42.870 1.158 0.040
15 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'43.017 1.305 0.147
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'43.292 1.580 0.275
17 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'43.461 1.749 0.169
18 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'43.502 1.790 0.041
19 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'43.621 1.909 0.119
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'43.648 1.936 0.027
21 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'44.171 2.459 0.523

 

Round Number: 
7
2016
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