Lorenzo trumps Marquez in FP2

Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo edged reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez by a mere three thousandths of a second to top the second free practice session at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. 

Lorenzo, who was 0.093s faster than Marquez in the first free practice session, finished with a time of 1:32.860s, while Marquez just fell agonisingly short with a time of 1:32.863s.

Lorenzo and Marquez were level with a time of 1:32.863s towards the end of their session. However, Lorenzo claimed top honours after recording a faster time late in the session.

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso posted the third fastest time, while Andrea Iannone shot up from sixth in the first free practice session to fourth with a time of 1:33.166s.

CWM LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow rounded off the top five, with Pol Espargaro crossing the line in sixth place despite having suffered a major highside at Turn 14. The Spaniard looked to be hurt after the crash, but was back on his feet just a few minutes later. 

Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi's struggles continued as the championship leader dropped from fifth in the first free practice session to 10th in FP2 with a time of 1:33.532s

Full FP2 Results

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1:32.860s [Lap 19/19] 343km/h (Top Speed) 

2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1:32.863s 0.003s [16/19] 347km/h 

3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1:33.155s 0.295s [18/21] 347km/h 

4. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1:33.166s 0.306s [19/20] 346km/h 

5. Cal Crutchlow GBR CWM LCR Honda (RC213V) 1:33.186s 0.326s [19/20] 342km/h 

6. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1:33.362s 0.502s [18/18] 345km/h 

7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1:33.377s 0.517s [18/19] 347km/h 

8. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1:33.443s 0.583s [16/18] 346km/h 

9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1:33.474s 0.614s [19/24] 343km/h 

10. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1:33.532s 0.672s [19/21] 339km/h 

11. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.1) 1:33.763s 0.903s [18/19] 338km/h 

12. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1:33.934s 1.074s [16/19] 342km/h 

13. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1:33.973s 1.113s [16/18] 341km/h 

14. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1:34.083s 1.223s [12/15] 340km/h 

15. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1:34.139s 1.279s [17/17] 336km/h 

16. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1:34.397s 1.537s [14/18] 334km/h 

17. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1:34.459s 1.599s [16/17] 339km/h 

18. Jack Miller AUS CWM LCR Honda (RC213V-RS) 1:34.731s 1.871s [14/19] 336km/h 

19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1:34.923s 2.063s [18/19] 334km/h 

20. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1:34.935s 2.075s [11/17] 335km/h 

21. Alex De Angelis RSM E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1:35.185s 2.325s [10/21] 329km/h 

22. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1:35.284s 2.424s [14/19] 337km/h 

23. Toni Elias SPA AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1:36.336s 3.476s [18/18] 334km/h