The second batch of practice sessions started in mixed conditions but the drying track saw some significant improvements on the times posted in morning practice. The lead changed hands many times throughout the 40 minutes but in the end it was Celestino Vietti who robbed home favourite Sergio Garcia of top spot. The Italian was two tenths of a second faster than his closest challenger, although Garcia was lucky to escape unscathed from an incident that saw teammate Ryusei Yamanaka running into the back of him at turn 1 and miraculously walk away. Romano Fenati joined the top three, ahead of Raul Fernandez and Filip Salac.
Tony Arbolino in sixth position was six tenths off the lead and the last rider within a second of the leader. Carlos Tatay was one of the early leaders before dropping back to seventh spot, ahead of Andrea Migno and Kaito Toba, with John McPhee completing the top ten. The final provisional top 14 positions went to Alonso Lopez, Yuki Kunii, early session leader Darryn Binder and returning Riccardo Rossi.
Championship leader Albert Arenas was back on track after a brief trip to the medical centre following a crash in FP1 but the Spaniard was not too keen to push in the changing conditions that don’t look likely to be replicated on Sunday. Arenas spent the entire session outside of the top 10 and finished 18th, two positions behind rival Ai Ogura. FP1 leader Jaume Masia was slow to improve on his own benchmark from FP1 and late improvements were only good enough for 21st on the timesheets, over two seconds slower than the leader.
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