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Published: 16:43 | 7/9/18

Dovizioso and Lorenzo dominate practice


Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo dominated practice at Misano on Friday at the San Marino MotoGP.

The Ducati paired locked in the two fastest times in second practice, with title challenger Valentino Rossi also breaking into the top ten with a late surge.

Conditions were dry for the Friday afternoon session, with championship leader Marc Marquez of Honda besting Dovizioso's earlier benchmark and lead with a 1m32.537s.

That Marquez time was the one to beat until the final two minutes of the session, when Lorenzo and then Dovizioso both went quicker again, the latter's 1m32.198s the fastest of the day.

Cal Crutchlow of Honda completed a late run into the top three, with Maverick Vinales the best placed for Yamaha in fourth.

Marquez had to be content  with fifth ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Alex Rins of Ducati and Suzuki respectively.

Rossi slipped into the top ten in eighth, with Franco Morbidelli of Honda and Yohann Zarco of Yamaha rounding out the top ten.

POS

RIDER

TEAM

BIKE

TIME

GAP

LAPS

1

Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati

Ducati

1m32.198s

-

21

2

Jorge Lorenzo

Ducati

Ducati

1m32.358s

0.160s

18

3

Cal Crutchlow

LCR Honda

Honda

1m32.385s

0.187s

19

4

Maverick Vinales

Yamaha

Yamaha

1m32.411s

0.213s

21

5

Marc Marquez

Honda

Honda

1m32.537s

0.339s

22

6

Danilo Petrucci

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

1m32.722s

0.524s

21

7

Alex Rins

Suzuki

Suzuki

1m32.775s

0.577s

22

8

Valentino Rossi

Yamaha

Yamaha

1m32.786s

0.588s

21

9

Franco Morbidelli

MVDS Honda

Honda

1m32.980s

0.782s

19

10

Johann Zarco

Tech3 Yamaha

Yamaha

1m32.985s

0.787s

21

11

Dani Pedrosa

Honda

Honda

1m32.999s

0.801s

22

12

Michele Pirro

Ducati

Ducati

1m33.005s

0.807s

17

13

Alvaro Bautista

Aspar Ducati

Ducati

1m33.183s

0.985s

22

14

Jack Miller

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

1m33.193s

0.995s

18

15

Takaaki Nakagami

LCR Honda

Honda

1m33.274s

1.076s

19

16

Andrea Iannone

Suzuki

Suzuki

1m33.423s

1.225s

19

17

Scott Redding

Aprilia

Aprilia

1m33.517s

1.319s

16

18

Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia

Aprilia

1m33.654s

1.456s

21

19

Stefan Bradl

Honda

Honda

1m33.660s

1.462s

21

20

Bradley Smith

KTM

KTM

1m33.815s

1.617s

19

21

Karel Abraham

Aspar Ducati

Ducati

1m33.878s

1.680s

21

22

Xavier Simeon

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

1m33.896s

1.698s

19

23

Thomas Luthi

MVDS Honda

Honda

1m34.278s

2.080s

21

24

Pol Espargaro

KTM

KTM

1m34.461s

2.263s

18

25

Hafizh Syahrin

Tech3 Yamaha

Yamaha

1m34.539s

2.341s

16

26

Christophe Ponsson

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

1m38.154s

5.956s

22


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