Vinales hits the front at Assen

Maverick Vinales took over at the top in second practice for MotoGP’s Assen TT, edging Jonas Folger on Friday afternoon.

Following rain flags in the previous session, MotoGP's second practice in the Netherlands got off to a chilly but dry start.

Marc Marquez set the early pace with a 1:34.258, which put him 0.433s up on FP1 pace-setter Danilo Petrucci.

Jonas Folger the next up into P1, a 1:33.898 for the German rider. That put him 0.360s up on Marquez.

Maverick Vinales, who did the whole of FP1 on the same set of soft front and rear tyres as the focused on race preparation, was third.

15 minutes into the session the rain flags were shown as a brief shower swept over the circuit.

Andrea Iannone went down in the tricky conditions, but not everyone struggled as Valentino Rossi began to work his way up the order, sliding into ninth place.

Rossi wasn't the only factory Yamaha rider on the move as Vinales hit the front with a 1:33.821. 

Swapping to the soft rear for the final few minutes, Vinales lowered the benchmark to a 1:33.130, finishing FP2 fastest of all ahead of Folger and Marquez.

Andrea Dovizioso was fourth ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Petrucci. Rossi completed the top ten.

Times
1    25    Maverick VIÑALES    SPA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    306.3    1'33.130    
2    94    Jonas FOLGER    GER    Monster Yamaha Tech 3    Yamaha    302.5    1'33.497    0.367 / 0.367
3    93    Marc MARQUEZ    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    304.6    1'33.782    0.652 / 0.285
4    4    Andrea DOVIZIOSO    ITA    Ducati Team    Ducati    309.4    1'33.790    0.660 / 0.008
5    35    Cal CRUTCHLOW    GBR    LCR Honda    Honda    306.2    1'33.828    0.698 / 0.038
6    46    Valentino ROSSI    ITA    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    302.0    1'33.830    0.700 / 0.002
7    9    Danilo PETRUCCI    ITA    OCTO Pramac Racing    Ducati    306.5    1'33.890    0.760 / 0.060
8    5    Johann ZARCO    FRA    Monster Yamaha Tech 3    Yamaha    303.9    1'33.986    0.856 / 0.096
9    19    Alvaro BAUTISTA    SPA    Pull&Bear Aspar Team    Ducati    308.3    1'34.103    0.973 / 0.117
10    26    Dani PEDROSA    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    304.8    1'34.148    1.018 / 0.045
11    17    Karel ABRAHAM    CZE    Pull&Bear Aspar Team    Ducati    305.6    1'34.299    1.169 / 0.151
12    43    Jack MILLER    AUS    EG 0,0 Marc VDS    Honda    306.2    1'34.337    1.207 / 0.038
13    41    Aleix ESPARGARO    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    302.0    1'34.491    1.361 / 0.154
14    99    Jorge LORENZO    SPA    Ducati Team    Ducati    304.7    1'34.523    1.393 / 0.032
15    45    Scott REDDING    GBR    OCTO Pramac Racing    Ducati    302.2    1'34.596    1.466 / 0.073
16    76    Loris BAZ    FRA    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    297.8    1'34.605    1.475 / 0.009
17    29    Andrea IANNONE    ITA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR    Suzuki    304.8    1'34.617    1.487 / 0.012
18    8    Hector BARBERA    SPA    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    311.8    1'34.759    1.629 / 0.142
19    42    Alex RINS    SPA    Team SUZUKI ECSTAR    Suzuki    304.3    1'34.923    1.793 / 0.164
20    22    Sam LOWES    GBR    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    298.8    1'35.039    1.909 / 0.116
21    53    Tito RABAT    SPA    EG 0,0 Marc VDS    Honda    301.9    1'35.185    2.055 / 0.146
22    44    Pol ESPARGARO    SPA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    306.1    1'35.373    2.243 / 0.188
23    38    Bradley SMITH    GBR    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    303.2    1'36.334    3.204 / 0.961

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