Jorge Lorenzo went fastest in the second Friday practice session for the MotoGP finale at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.
Lorenzo, seven points behind championship leader Valentino Rossi, set the quickest time of the day with a lap of 1:31.111, outpacing Honda's Dani Pedrosa by 0.266 seconds.
Ducati's Andrea Iannone was third fastest, with Rossi down in fourth position, over three tenths of a second behind Lorenzo.
Marc Marquez, quickest in the morning for Honda, had to settle for fifth place after failing to improve to on his FP1 best.
Pramac's Danilo Petrucci went sixth fastest ahead of the Espargaro brothers, with Pol leading Aleix.
LCR's Cal Crutchlow and Suzuki's Maverick Vinales completed the top 10.
Rossi was the first man to lap in the 1:31s in the session, but was still far from the best times set in the morning, before Marquez regained the top spot with a lap still around half a second off his best from FP1 in what was his first run in FP2.
Rossi bettered his morning time with 25 minutes to go to jump to the head of the timesheets, albeit with a lap still slower than Marquez's best.
The Spaniard then relegated his rival with the fastest lap of the session, a 1:31.492, in his second run on the Honda.
Lorenzo and Pedrosa also lapped in the 1:31s as the session passed the halfway mark to slot themselves in third and fourth respectively, but were split by the Tech 3 Yamaha of Pal Espargaro minutes later.
With 10 minutes to go, Marquez made a slight improvement on his third run to increase his gap to Rossi to just 0.076s.
But less than two minutes later, Lorenzo set a new benchmark on the Yamaha, the Spaniard posting the quickest time of the weekend at that point, 1:31.111, with a new set of tyres.
Pedrosa improved with three minutes left on the clock, the Honda rider jumping up to second place ahead of Rossi, who also went quicker in the dying moments of the session.
Iannone, however, moved into third with the Ducati, relegating Rossi to fourth as the championship leader failed to improve in his final run.
|1||Jorge Lorenzo||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||1:31.111||19|
|2||Dani Pedrosa||Repsol Honda Team||1:31.377||+0.266||21|
|3||Andrea Iannone||Ducati Team||1:31.444||+0.333||22|
|4||Valentino Rossi||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||1:31.475||+0.364||20|
|5||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda Team||1:31.481||+0.370||20|
|6||Danilo Petrucci||Pramac Racing||1:31.575||+0.464||19|
|7||Pol Espargaro||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:31.674||+0.563||17|
|8||Aleix Espargaro||Team Suzuki ECSTAR||1:31.678||+0.567||18|
|9||Cal Crutchlow||CWM LCR Honda||1:31.803||+0.692||19|
|10||Maverick Viñales||Team Suzuki ECSTAR||1:31.986||+0.875||19|
|11||Hector Barbera||Avintia Racing||1:32.044||+0.933||16|
|12||Michele Pirro||Ducati Team||1:32.399||+1.288||16|
|13||Yonny Hernandez||Pramac Racing||1:32.464||+1.353||18|
|14||Andrea Dovizioso||Ducati Team||1:32.494||+1.383||18|
|15||Bradley Smith||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||1:32.508||+1.397||22|
|16||Nicky Hayden||Aspar MotoGP Team||1:32.595||+1.484||18|
|17||Loris Baz||Athinà Forward Racing||1:32.597||+1.486||16|
|18||Jack Miller||CWM LCR Honda||1:32.599||+1.488||21|
|19||Stefan Bradl||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||1:32.842||+1.731||20|
|20||Alvaro Bautista||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||1:32.945||+1.834||20|
|21||Scott Redding||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||1:33.238||+2.127||19|
|22||Mike di Meglio||Avintia Racing||1:33.268||+2.157||18|
|23||Toni Elias||Athinà Forward Racing||1:33.411||+2.300||18|
|24||Eugene Laverty||Aspar MotoGP Team||1:33.415||+2.304||20|
|25||Anthony West||AB Motoracing||1:33.838||+2.727||20|
|26||Broc Parkes||E-Motion IodaRacing Team||1:34.839||+3.728||15|