With five minutes remaining in the session Ducati of Dovizioso went fastest which was later beaten by Honda Rider Pedrosa by a tenth faster 1'55.976 (only time under 1:56).Pedrosa was running soft rear and medium front.
In last minutes Petrucci went second fastest ahead of Bautista and behind a tenth Dani Pedrosa Impressive Syahrin finished the session fourth fastest two thousandths ahead of Dovizioso. Vinales was sixth fastest two tenths behind Dovi and almost a tenth ahead of his teammate Valentino Rosso.
Rabat and topper of FP1 finished eighth and ninth respectively ahead of reigning champion Marc Marquez who didn’t improve on his earlier time.
On his first runs Honda’s rider Marquez set the benchmark of 1:56.635 almost tenth and a half faster than teammate Dani Pedrosa and four tenths faster than Danilo Petrucci of Pramac Ducati. Marquez did his earlier runs on hard front and rear tires. For most of the session only Honda Riders were able to break the 1:57 barrier.
Bike Upgrade seen in the session was New Fuel tank for Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati: tank has scoop for better knee position underneath it. Lorenzo was running narrow front with big wings opposite of which his teammate Dovi was running for free practice two.
With fifteen minutes gone in the session Cal Crutclow of Honda put the Hammer down to go third fastest ahead of Danilo Petrucci, his time was only some thousandths faster than Pramac Ducati’s rider.
Half way the session Yamaha decided to take charge but Vinales could only manage third fastest time demoting Crutchlow from his third place.
Rookie of session was Hafizh Syahrin who spent most of the session at comfortable fifth place half a second slower than fastest time.
Yamaha were struggling to find the perfect groove as Rossi and Zarco spent almost whole session down the field.
As weather looked stable for weekend ahead and also FP3, no one was in hurry to put fastest laps for top ten and get direct into Q2 because track condition are expected to improve for FP3.
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