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Assen MotoGP: Vinales leads Quartararo in FP2

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Assen MotoGP: Vinales leads Quartararo in FP2
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Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales topped the second practice session of the Dutch TT, coming just 0.011s shy of the track's MotoGP lap record.

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso led most of the session with a 1m33.223s before the field put on new tyres for the last five minutes of FP2.

Vinales then went four tenths faster, before managing another big improvement to set a 1m32.638s, coming up just short of teammate Valentino Rossi's lap record set in 2015.

Fabio Quartararo again completed a Yamaha 1-2, going 0.180s slower than Vinales, with Danilo Petrucci completing the same top three as in FP1 on the best of the Ducatis.

Petrucci was followed by his teammate Dovizioso and Suzuki's Alex Rins.

Andrea Iannone held a shock lead for a few seconds early in the session after following Marc Marquez for a fast lap, but another attempt at a fast lap at the end of FP2 resulted in a crash.

The Aprilia rider was still sixth in the session, narrowly outpacing Marquez (Honda) and Joan Mir (Suzuki).

A late improvement from Rossi put the Italian ninth and into a provisional Q2 spot, with Cal Crutchlow completing the top 10 on the LCR Honda.

KTM had a low-key session, with its quickest rider Pol Espargaro only taking 15th and Johann Zarco crashing at Turn 7.

Session results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.638  
2 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.818 0.180
3 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'32.952 0.314
4 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.223 0.585
5 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'33.305 0.667
6 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia 1'33.355 0.717
7 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.413 0.775
8 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'33.415 0.777
9 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.517 0.879
10 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.727 1.089
11 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'33.815 1.177
12 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 1'33.854 1.216
13 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'33.874 1.236
14 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'33.963 1.325
15 44 Spain Pol Espargaro KTM 1'33.971 1.333
16 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'34.040 1.402
17 5 France Johann Zarco KTM 1'34.194 1.556
18 53 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 1'34.370 1.732
19 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'34.537 1.899
20 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'34.628 1.990
21 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin KTM 1'35.250 2.612
  99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Honda    
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Series MotoGP
Event Dutch TT
Sub-event FP2
Drivers Maverick Viñales
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Author David Gruz