With actual sunshine being back for the start of the Moto2 session, it was the first real dry session of the weekend. Occasional spits of rain did return but the intermediate class was not intimidated and continued to drop their times throughout the session.
Tom Luthi started as he finished this morning, at the top of the timesheets, but the greatly improved conditions brought some more speed to his rivals. Franco Morbidelli was back to more familiar pastures, the world championship leader taking over top position soon after. Another significant change came with ten minutes left of the session, Mattia Pasini posting the first time of the weekend into the 1:54s. The two Italians continued to switch positions until the very last lap, Pasini looking all over the place but coming out on top nonetheless.
Takaaki Nakagami was the best of the rest, half a second slower after a quick last few laps, Sandro Cortese and Simone Corsi also leaving it late to make their mark, the two taking fourth and fifth at the flag.
A much more consistent Miguel Oliveira was bumped down to sixth and was the final rider within a second of Pasini. Jorge Navarro followed in seventh but the Spaniard promptly crashed in turn thirteen after posting his best time of the weekend. Still, the Gresini rider finished ahead of Luthi, the Swiss rider struggling to replicate his excellent FP1 result and finishing eighth, ahead of Xavi Vierge and Fabio Quartararo.
The much different conditions also affected riders lower down the hierarchy. Dominique Aegerter had a dreadful morning but the Misano victor found some speed to finish twelfth, while Pecco Bagnaia went backwards towards sixteenth position. Alex Marquez continued to struggle with the comeback from injury, down in twenty-ninth place.
|5||24||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||1'55.273||0.834||0.068|
|9||97||Xavi VIERGE||Tech 3||1'55.758||1.319||0.137|
|14||37||Augusto FERNANDEZ||Speed Up||1'55.928||1.489||0.070|
|20||87||Remy GARDNER||Tech 3||1'56.178||1.739||0.010|
|33||89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Kalex||1'57.898||3.459||0.438|