Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa leads Petrucci in mixed-up FP2
Dani Pedrosa set the pace in second MotoGP practice at Brno, as a mixed-up order left several frontrunners in danger of missing the cut-off for Q2.
Pedrosa's Honda teammate Marc Marquez led early on, his 1m36.635s narrowly beating Johann Zarco's benchmark from the morning session, followed by Pedrosa and another Honda rider Cal Crutchlow.
However, like in FP1, Marquez was then dethroned Dovizioso, the Italian taking the lead with five minutes remaining as the late-session flyers began.
Dovizioso's lead was short-lived as Pedrosa soon beat him by three tenths, and the Spaniard further improved to end up topping the session with a 1m55.976s.
Second place was traded among Ducati riders with Pramac's Danilo Petrucci claiming the spot, 0.123s behind Pedrosa.
Angel Nieto Ducati's Alvaro Bautista was third, while Tech 3's Hafizh Syahrin made up a surprise top four as the leading Yamaha rider.
Dovizioso ended up fifth, followed by the factory Yamahas of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.
Avintia Ducati rider Tito Rabat took eighth, ahead of Syahrin's teammate Zarco and Marquez.
As it's the same top 10 in the combined practice order, Suzuki duo of Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins, Jack Miller (Pramac), Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo will all need to improve their position on Saturday morning to avoid Q1.
Honda wildcard Stefan Bradl was 18th in FP2, while Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli propped up the order in 26th.
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|Drivers||Alvaro Bautista , Dani Pedrosa Shop Now , Danilo Petrucci|
|Teams||Repsol Honda Team|
|Article type||Practice report|