Lap record puts Lorenzo top in FP2

Jorge Lorenzo turned the tables on Marc Marquez in Free Practice 2 at the Misano World Circuit Simoncelli on Friday with the Yamaha rider taking P1 on the back of new lap record.

Defending World Champion Marquez just edged his Spanish compatriot in the opening practice session on the morning and he was again the fastest man early on with a 1:33.138 before improving that time to 1:32.924.

Debuting aerodynamic winglets on his M1, Lorenzo then hit the front with record time of 1:32.871 to take the honours by 0.053s from Marquez with the second Repsol Honda bike of Dani Pedrosa in third place and Ducati factory rider Andrea Dovizioso fourth.

Championship leader Valentino Rossi, who is involved in a close battle with Lorenzo for the 2015 title, managed to found himself down in fifth and 0.598s off his Yamaha team-mate's pace.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith were sixth and eighth respectively with Danilo Petrucci, who is fresh from a P2 at Silverstone, sandwiched in between.

Michele Pirro and Cal Crutchlow completed the top 10.

Turn 10 had been tricky for all riders in all categories and Crutchlow learned the hard way to treat it with caution as he slipped off, but managed to get back on the back and retired to the pits. Andrea Iannone on the Ducati also fell victim at Turn 10 late in the session and was only 13th fastest.

01 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'32.871    
02 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 1'32.924 0.053
03 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 1'33.258 0.334
04 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team    Ducati 1'33.291    0.420
05 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'33.469 0.598
06 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'33.552 0.681
07 Danilo PETRUCCI Octo Pramac Racing 1'33.553 0.682
08 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'33.595 0.724
09 Michele PIRRO Ducati Team 1'33.674 0.803
10 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda 1'33.785 0.914
11 Scott REDDING EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1'33.808 0.937
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'33.840 0.969
13 Andrea IANNONE Ducati Team 1'34.132 1.261
14 Maverick VIÑALES Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'34.215 1.344
15 Eugene LAVERTY Aspar MotoGP Team 1'34.345 1.474
16 Loris BAZ Forward Racing 1'34.500 1.629
17 Yonny HERNANDEZ Octo Pramac Racing 1'34.595 1.724
18 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'34.727 1.856
19 Jack MILLER LCR Honda 1'34.856 1.985
20 Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing 1'35.011 2.140
21 Stefan BRADL Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'35.036 2.165
22 Nicky HAYDEN Aspar MotoGP Team 1'35.394 2.523
23 Alex DE ANGELIS E-Motion IodaRacing Team 1'35.735 2.864
24 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia Racing 1'35.853 2.982
25 Claudio CORTI Forward Racing    Yamaha 1'36.326 3.455
26 Karel ABRAHAM AB Motoracing 1'36.530 3.659