Despite the hotter surface with a nice spread of rubber following the first set of practice sessions of the day, the lightweight class took their time to pick up some more speed. Regardless, Marco Bezzecchi was in a hurry to post his first 1:42 time of the weekend, which secured him the lead throughout the session but did not quite improve on the FP1 benchmark. The only man who achieved that feat was Aron Canet, the Estrella Galicia rider leading by over a tenth of a second by the time the checker flag marked the end of the session.
Another victor of the late time attack was Gabriel Rodrigo, who climbed into second position, edging ahead of John McPhee. Philipp Oettl made a big jump from FP1 to climb into fourth, while Niccolo Bulega also made steady progress in the top five. Bezzecchi looked like he missed the boat on the final shootout and dropped to sixth, while Jakub Kornfeil added another top seven to his day.
Just behind, Kaito Toba also found some speed to climb into eighth. Di Giannantonio looked like he had caught up with his teammate after a lacklustre FP1 but dropped to ninth position by the end of the day, ahead of unlucky Jorge Martin, who will have accumulated quite a few bruises after a late crash in turn four. A safer but slower afternoon was had by Enea Bastianini, the Italian ending the day down in 17th position.
|9||21||Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO||Honda||1'43.163||0.486||0.074|
|11||48||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||Honda||1'43.338||0.661||0.046|
|18||Ryan VAN DE LAGEMAAT||KTM|