Cal Crutchlow sets the fastest Friday lap time, at the end of Free Practice 2 for the Italian MotoGP at Mugello.

Earlier, World championship leader Maverick Vinales suffered a big accident at Turn 9. The young Spaniard was clearly shaken, but eventually able to walk away and returned to action in the closing minutes.

Dovizioso, Pirro, Vinales, Zarco, Barbera, Lorenzo and Marquez did not improve on their morning lap times.

Valentino Rossi was on track for the first time since suffering chest and stomach injuries in last week's motocross training accident.

Sylvain Guintoli is again replacing injured rookie Alex Rins at Suzuki, while Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is making his first wild-card appearance of the season.

The stiffer front tyre construction is making its 2017 debut this weekend.

Mugello has the fastest straight on the calendar, with Andrea Iannone setting an official top speed record of 220.5mph/354.9km/h for Ducati in last year's race.

The top 10 riders on combined practice times are: Crutchlow, Dovizioso, Folger, Pirro, Vinales, Zarco, Pedrosa, Barbera, Bautista, Lorenzo.

FP2:1.^9Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 47.365s[Lap 16/18]340km/h (Top Speed)2.1Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 47.526s +0.161s[10/18]351km/h3.^5Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 47.543s +0.178s[14/16]341km/h4.=Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 47.685s +0.320s[18/19]344km/h5.^8Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 47.699s +0.334s[11/19]344km/h6.1Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 47.710s +0.345s[16/18]352km/h7.^5Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 47.728s +0.363s[20/20]348km/h8.^3Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 47.807s +0.442s[13/19]349km/h9.7Michele PirroITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 47.883s +0.518s[16/17]351km/h10.3Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 47.950s +0.585s[14/15]348km/h11.5Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 47.954s +0.589s[14/18]351km/h12.^3Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 48.000s +0.635s[18/19]341km/h13.10Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 48.014s +0.649s[13/13]341km/h14.5Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 48.103s +0.738s[5/21]342km/h15.^1Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 48.111s +0.746s[17/18]349km/h16.2Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 48.129s +0.764s[15/17]342km/h17.=Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 48.560s +1.195s[18/19]344km/h18.=Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 48.664s +1.299s[17/20]343km/h19.=Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 48.751s +1.386s[13/15]338km/h20.^1Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 48.842s +1.477s[4/5]338km/h21.^1Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 48.925s +1.560s[16/17]347km/h22.2Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 49.524s +2.159s[16/18]343km/h23.=Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 49.640s +2.275s[17/17]344km/h24.=Sylvain GuintoliFRATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 50.054s +2.689s[13/18]342km/h

Key: X Up X places from FP1.= Rider has the same position as FP1. X Down X places from FP1.

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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Fastest FP1 time:Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 1m 47.394s

Official Mugello MotoGP records:Best lap: Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati 1m 46.489s (2015)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 47.639s (2013)

By Peter McLaren

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