MotoGP Brno: Andrea Dovizioso fastest in dry conditions in FP2
|By David Gruz||Friday, August 4th 2017, 13:10 GMT|
Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso set the pace in the second MotoGP free practice session at Brno, run in dry conditions following a wet FP1.
With the times gradually improving as conditions got better during the first half of the session, the factory Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez soon took over the first two positions.
Hector Barbera (Avintia Ducati) then edged them out with just three minutes to go, before Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) moved to the front.
However, Dovizioso lowered the benchmark by more than four tenths in the final minute, the Italian's 1m56.332s fast enough to remain at the top of the times by the end.
Jonas Folger slotted into second in the final moments on his Tech 3 Yamaha, leaving Petrucci in third ahead of Folger's team-mate, FP1 pacesetter Johann Zarco.
Barbera was fifth, ahead of Scott Redding's Pramac Ducati, while the late improvements shuffled Pedrosa down to seventh.
Marquez, who saved a big moment late on, slipped even further down the order to 10th at the flag, with Cal Crutchlow and Aleix Espargaro getting between the Honda team-mates.
The factory Yamahas of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were 11th and 14th, while Jorge Lorenzo, who tried a new fairing introduced by Ducati, was only 15th.
The only rider to crash was Sam Lowes, whose Aprilia fell at Turn 10.
|2||Jonas Folger||Tech3 Yamaha||0.398s||12|
|3||Danilo Petrucci||Pramac Ducati||0.419s||15|
|4||Johann Zarco||Tech3 Yamaha||0.530s||15|
|5||Hector Barbera||Avintia Ducati||0.532s||16|
|6||Scott Redding||Pramac Ducati||0.573s||14|
|8||Cal Crutchlow||LCR Honda||0.629s||11|
|12||Alvaro Bautista||Aspar Ducati||0.982s||14|
|16||Karel Abraham||Aspar Ducati||1.537s||16|
|17||Loris Baz||Avintia Ducati||1.660s||17|
|19||Jack Miller||MVDS Honda||1.847s||16|
|21||Tito Rabat||MVDS Honda||2.105s||18|