Crutchlow sets the pace at Mugello FP2

On a sweltering hot afternoon at Mugello, Cal Crutchlow used Michelin's soft option rear to set the pace ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

FP2 on Friday afternoon began with a 1:48.067 for Andrea Iannone. However, his reign was short-lived as Dovizioso and then Dani Pedrosa went quickest.

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One team not having a good time under the Italian sun was Aprilia as Aleix Espargaro went down at Turn 5 before Sam Lowes crashed further down the road. Both riders appeared to be okay.

They, however, weren't the only ones to go down as Maverick Vinales was the next in the dirt. He suffered a big fall at Arrabbiata 2 and walked away gingerly. His Yamaha M1 was completely destroyed.

Midway through the session it was Alvaro Bautista who was quickest of all on a 1:47.908. Vinales was hanging onto second place, 0.116s down.

Dovizioso returned to P1 with a 1:47.526 while Pedrosa jumped up to second place ahead of Iannone.

As some of the riders swapped to the soft rear Michelin tyre in the final few minutes, Cal Crutchlow hit the front with a 1:47.365, putting him 0.161s up on Dovizioso.

Jonas Folger claimed third place ahead of Johann Zarco, Pedrosa, Hector Barbera, Bautista and Iannone.

Michele Pirro and Danilo Petrucci completed the top ten at a hot Mugello circuit.

Valentino Rossi was P12 with Marc Marquez 14th fastest.

1 Cal CRUTCHLOW    GBR    LCR Honda 1'47.365    
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO    ITA    Ducati Team 1'47.526    0.161 
3 Jonas FOLGER    GER    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'47.543    0.178 
4 Johann ZARCO    FRA    Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'47.685    0.320 
5 Dani PEDROSA    SPA    Repsol Honda Team 1'47.699    0.334 
6 Hector BARBERA    SPA    Reale Avintia Racing 1'47.710    0.345 
7 Alvaro BAUTISTA    SPA    Pull&Bear Aspar Team 1'47.728    0.363
8 Andrea IANNONE    ITA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'47.807    0.442 
9 Michele PIRRO    ITA    Ducati Team 1'47.883    0.518
10 Danilo PETRUCCI    ITA    OCTO Pramac Racing 1'47.950    0.585 
11 Jorge LORENZO    SPA    Ducati Team 1'47.954    0.589 
12 Valentino ROSSI    ITA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'48.000    0.635
13 Maverick VIÑALES    SPA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1'48.014    0.649
14 Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Honda Team 1'48.103    0.738
15 Scott REDDING    GBR    OCTO Pramac Racing 1'48.111    0.746 
16 Aleix ESPARGARO    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'48.129    0.764
17 Jack MILLER    AUS    EG 0,0 Marc VDS     1'48.560    1.195 
18 Tito RABAT    SPA    EG 0,0 Marc VDS     1'48.664    1.299 
19 Loris BAZ    FRA    Reale Avintia Racing 1'48.751    1.386
20 Sam LOWES    GBR    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'48.842    1.477 
21 Karel ABRAHAM    CZE    Pull&Bear Aspar Team 1'48.925    1.560 
22 Pol ESPARGARO    SPA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'49.524    2.159
23 Bradley SMITH    GBR    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1'49.640    2.275 
24 Sylvain GUINTOLI    FRA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 1'50.054    2.689