2016 Motegi MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Tops Incident-Packed Session

Jorge Lorenzo ended the second session of practice at Motegi. The Movistar Yamaha rider jumped to the top of the timesheet at the very end of the session, as the riders all jostled for a shot at Q2.

Fastest man in the morning Andrea Dovizioso could not quite match Lorenzo's pace, the factory Ducati rider jumping up to 2nd, and just nudging Suzuki's Maverick Viñales into 3rd. Marc Marquez could not improve beyond 4th, his final run disturbed by a very low speed lowside at Turn 10.

Marquez' fall triggered a spate of crashes. As Marquez was crashing at Turn 10, Dani Pedrosa was flung into the air in a massive highside at the other end of the back straight, landing heavily at Turn 11 and being taken off to the Medical Center clutching his shoulder. That proved to be a bad omen: Pedrosa was diagnosed with a fractured collarbone, and is almost certain to miss Motegi and the other two flyaways. Eugene Laverty suffered a smaller highside at Turn 6, and though he was stretchered away from the track, turned up walking to the Medical Center. Jack Miller was the luckiest of the crashers, walking away from a lowside.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'45.151    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'45.204 0.053 0.053
3 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'45.248 0.097 0.044
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'45.303 0.152 0.055
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'45.501 0.350 0.198
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'45.513 0.362 0.012
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'45.532 0.381 0.019
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'46.172 1.021 0.640
9 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'46.227 1.076 0.055
10 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'46.245 1.094 0.018
11 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'46.367 1.216 0.122
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'46.834 1.683 0.467
13 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'46.853 1.702 0.019
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'46.876 1.725 0.023
15 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'46.981 1.830 0.105
16 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'47.032 1.881 0.051
17 21 Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 1'47.135 1.984 0.103
18 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'47.244 2.093 0.109
19 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'47.972 2.821 0.728
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'48.669 3.518 0.697
21 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'48.897 3.746 0.228
22 7 Mike Jones Ducati 1'50.955 5.804 2.058

 

Round Number: 
15
2016
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