The second outing for the premier class took place under beautiful sunshine in Andalucía and riders set a hot pace at the top of the timing screens. It was the usual contenders at the very top - Yamaha branded for the most part - but in the end it was Pecco Bagnaia's Ducati that blitzed past in the closing stages to claim the lead. Fabio Quartararo reduced the gap from four tenths of a second to less than two but had to make do with second position, ahead of a rapid Aleix Espargaro.
Having held top spot for much of the session, Franco Morbidelli dropped down to fourth, as the final rider to post a time within half a second of the eventual leader. Maverick Viñales made a late jump into the top five, while Takaaki Nakagami led the Honda charge from sixth – although the LCR man briefly threatened top spot too. Miguel Oliveira was the top KTM in the session, ahead of Alex Rins and Johann Zarco, while teammate Brad Binder rounded out the top ten positions in FP2 and on the combined standings.
Honda wildcard Stefan Bradl was the first to miss out on the top ten by only four hundredths of a second andwas faster than Jack Miller and Joan Mir. Marc Marquez was one of the few riders who opted to sit out the late time attack and dropped to 16th on the timesheets, one second off top spot.