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San Marino MotoGP: Marquez stays top in close FP2

Marc Marquez fastest during Free Practice 2 for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.
Honda team-mates Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa held their morning advantage over the Factory Yamaha riders during Friday's second practice session for the San Marino MotoGP at Misano.

As in the morning session, title leader Marquez set his best time relatively early, with the others - led by Pedrosa - then chipping away at the rookie's advantage.

The all-action Marquez saved a lowside fall with his elbow during the session.

Pedrosa eventually got to within just 0.033s of his team-mate on his final lap, with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo reversing their morning positions to finish their first day with the new seamless shift gearbox within 0.295s of Marquez.

There was significant interest in the CRT class with Aleix Espargaro an excellent fifth quickest for Aspar Aprilia, just 0.532s from Marquez, while Avintia debuted a pneumatic-valve Kawasaki engine for Hector Barbera this afternoon. Barbera was 17th quickest.

Behind Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista (Gresini Honda), Michele Pirro (Pramac Ducati), Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) and Cal Crutchlow (Tech 3 Yamaha) completed the top ten.

Pirro is familiar with Misano from his Ducati testing duties, and back on the lab bike this weekend, while Bradl was one of several riders to fall this afternoon - alongside Yonny Hernandez (PBM), Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha) and Karel Abraham (Cardion AB).

Abraham had been attempting a comeback after skipping Silverstone due to shoulder injuries from Indianapolis, but looked far from comfortable after his spill and few would be surprised if he withdraws.

Marquez holds a 30 point lead over Pedrosa and 39 point lead over Lorenzo. Home hero Rossi is the only other rider to win a race this year.

Free Practice 2:
1. Marc Marquez
2. Dani Pedrosa
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Jorge Lorenzo
5. Aleix Espargaro
6. Alvaro Bautista
7. Michele Pirro
8. Andrea Dovizioso
9. Stefan Bradl
10. Cal Crutchlow
11. Andrea Iannone
12. Nicky Hayden
13. Danilo Petrucci
14. Bradley Smith
15. Claudio Corti
16. Colin Edwards
17. Hector Barbera
18. Randy De Puniet
19. Hiroshi Aoyama
20. Karel Abraham
21. Michael Laverty
22. Yonny Hernandez
23. Bryan Staring
24. Lukas Pesek


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