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2017 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Petrucci Feels Like Home

Bright sunshine and a warmer track meant that the premier class riders were pretty damn quick right out the box, Marc Marquez bettering his FP1-topping time on only his sixth lap on a hard front/medium rear tyre combination. Teammate Dani Pedrosa followed him through while wearing his shoes the other way around, with a medium front and a hard rear. Things calmed down soon after, in the lookout for some race pace, which both Hondas and the Ducati duo of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso looked to have to spare, Dovizioso also giving the hard rear a good go to deal with the hotter conditions.

The final ten minutes saw the usual fast run to ensure a decent Q2 benchmark, with the notable exception of the Repsol Hondas who continued on used mediums. After struggling outside the top five for most of the day, Maverick Viñales put his new mediums to good use to narrowly miss on the top position by five thousandths of a second. The honour remained Petrucci’s, with the championship leader in third.

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2017 Misano Moto3 FP2 Result: Di Giannantonio In The Role Of Unlikely Home Hero

The welcome lunch break gave some a good opportunity for the track to bask in some more sunshine and heat up to a nicer 37 degrees.  Romano Fenati found some momentum in the improved conditions to set himself at the top of the timesheets before his bike required some tinkering back in the garage, that giving some time for compatriot Fabio di Giannantonio to get ahead mid-session.

That was the main cast until the final five minutes saw a quick run on brand new rubber for most riders. A recently revived Enea Bastianini took over at the front for what looked like a brief time as the timing screens lighted up with red sectors below him, Di Giannantonio dealing the decisive blow after the checker flag waved.

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2017 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Marquez Tops Then Tumbles

Following the efforts of their Moto3 and MotoGP colleagues, the track surface was nearly fully dry by the time the intermediate class took its turn on the Italian circuit.

Misano regular Franco Morbidelli jumped straight to the top of the standings at the start of the session and fended off any early challengers. Rightfully confident with his speed, Morbidelli did not put in new rubber for his final run, while the other side of the garage did, Marquez taking over top spot in the final couple of minutes. It wasn’t lucky all the way through, the Spaniard having a scary crash in turn eight in the final minute and due a visit to the medical centre.

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2017 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Masters Misano

After the heavy rain hit the track overnight, the Moto3 class did a good job of drying the racing line, although the big damp patches off-line were still a rather worrying sight for the premier class riders. That didn’t keep them in their garages for too long though, Danilo Petrucci the first to throw caution to the wind and go nine tenths of a second faster than his rivals on his first handful of laps. The Honda duo relegated him soon after but constantly improving conditions meant that the timing sheets featured more red than Ducati’s merchandise stand.

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2017 Misano Moto3 FP1 Result: Canet Wins Track Drying Contest

A pleasant twenty degrees of temperature could not wipe out the traces of rain that fell over the track all throughout the night before the lightweight class opened this weekend’s proceedings. A damp surface invited to some rain tyre running – unless you’re Philipp Oettl who optimistically tried some slicks straight away.

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