FP2: Iannone stays on top at Mugello

Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone topped the second free practice at Mugello on Friday for the Italian MotoGP that saw the session halted twice due to two red flags, the first triggered by a scary crash for Ducati’s Michele Pirro and the second when Andrea Dovizioso’s engine blew up.

Iannone leads FP1 at Mugello

Pirro, who ended the FP1 session earlier in the day second fastest, suffered a bad fall in the FP2 session after what appeared to be an issue with his braking at Turn 1 and flew off his bike to lie motionless after the fall.

When being attended to by trackside medics he regained consciousness and was taken to Florence hospital for further checks.

Then shortly after the restart, Andrea Dovizioso’s Ducati engine blew up on the straight causing another red flag to hold up the session while officials cleared the track of debris and oil.

The restart took place with 20 minutes remaining in the FP2 session as Iannone saw off a late lap by Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales to take the top spot with a 1m 46.735s, while Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez came in third quickest.

Johann Zarco finished FP2 in fourth place for Tech3, Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller was fifth followed by LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

FP2 Classification:

1. Andrea IANNONE ITA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 342.9 1’46.735
2. Maverick VIÑALES SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 346.3 1’47.122
3. Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 348.1 1’47.218
4. Johann ZARCO FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 344.1 1’47.365
5. Jack MILLER AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 341.3 1’47.403
6. Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda CASTROL Honda 350.9 1’47.433
7. Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 342.8 1’47.445
8. Franco MORBIDELLI ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 344.0 1’47.497
9. Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 351.4 1’47.569
10. Jorge LORENZO SPA Ducati Team Ducati 345.2 1’47.691
11. Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 343.4 1’47.901
12. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 356.4 1’47.902
13. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 346.4 1’47.924
14. Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 340.9 1’47.946
15. Alex RINS SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 343.6 1’47.996
16. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 344.0 1’48.113
17. Tito RABAT SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 346.5 1’48.221
18. Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 347.4 1’48.269
19. Scott REDDING GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 343.9 1’48.458
20. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 345.0 1’48.524
21. Karel ABRAHAM CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 345.0 1’48.926
22. Bradley SMITH GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 344.4 1’49.044
23. Thomas LUTHI SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 338.9 1’49.082
24. Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 355.2 1’49.111
25. Xavier SIMEON BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 345.1 1’49.757

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