Yes, you did read that right, Lorenzo Savadori led the way in FP2.
In a wet FP2 session we saw Lorenzo Savadori take the top step overall in MotoGP, obviously the times are way off the pace with riders lapping 8 seconds down in the tricky conditions but the Aprilia has impressed whenever it’s been wet this year with Savadori also enjoying wet conditions getting into Q2 at a wet Le Mans earlier this year.
Savadori led Johann Zarco by 0.154 seconds who set his fastest lap of the session in his last lap, unfortunately the session was fairly uninteresting with not too many riders aiming to put in top lap times given the risk vs reward, however as normal Jack Miller tried to lead the way setting his last lap times on slicks but he was only able to arrive in P14 but remains in Q2 for the time being.
Joan Mir ended the session in third place making use of Suzuki’s new right height adjuster with Rins also doing well in P6 if we look back to their FP1 times running in the top four, Mir led Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro in the top 5 meaning we have two Aprilia’s within the top five spots, something very very rare these days in MotoGP.
Alex Marquez made a rare appearance in the top 10, the Spanish rider really struggling this year after his move to the LCR team but making steady progress race by race finishing the session 1.141 seconds from the lead ahead of Iker Lecuona who suffered a crash and Maverick Vinales with Marc Marquez rounding off the top 10.
For many the risk of crashing and getting injured wasn’t worth it just for FP2, Fabio Quartararo found himself in P15 2.194 seconds back just chilling with 18 laps to his name in the session collecting some wet data in case we face a wet race. For Miguel Oliveira it was a case of sitting way out of it, not even setting a lap time following his scary crash earlier where he banged his head.
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