Franco Morbidelli was on fire as the intermediate class took to the track, the Italian rider going straight to the top of the timesheets and keeping Johann Zarco in check, both metaphorically and literally, the Estrella Galicia rider following the world champion around the track. The duo were at the top until the very last lap, when the man who dominated Friday in Misano, Takaaki Nakagami, showed his hand and surpassed both by over a tenth of a second.
With Morbidelli second and Zarco third, fourth position went to Lorenzo Baldassarri, who improved on his last lap to trail the top three by less than a tenth. An early time kept Thomas Luthi within three tenths of the leader, with Jonas Folger and Alex Marquez another tenth back, the two separated by barely five thousands of a second.
Despite the constant red sector times, Friday’s benchmark wasn’t challenged, with quite a few riders failing to improve their own FP2 times. On that topic, Alex Rins wasn’t in much of a hurry to start off, the Spaniard quite fond of tenth place all throughout the session, before finishing off with a gentle crash in turn ten.
Sam Lowes had another challenging day, the British rider yet to find an ideal setting and losing some track time while the team was working on the bike. After a light stroll through the gravel, he made up a few places into twelfth position, six tenths down on Nakagami. With that late lap from the Japanese rider, one second covered the top twenty.
|14||24||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||1'38.603||0.695||0.015|
|17||60||Julian SIMON||Speed Up||1'38.764||0.856||0.078|
|22||19||Xavier SIMEON||Speed Up||1'38.955||1.047||0.001|
|26||97||Xavi VIERGE||Tech 3||1'39.374||1.466||0.075|
|27||32||Isaac VIÑALES||Tech 3||1'39.667||1.759||0.293|