Jorge Lorenzo turned the tables on Marc Marquez in second MotoGP practice at Silverstone.
World champion Lorenzo banged in a sub-lap-record 2m02.734s as his very first lap of the afternoon. Marquez also pushed from the outset, but his Honda trailed the Yamaha by four tenths of a second. That was how they remained until the final few minutes, when Marquez got the gap down to 0.224 seconds.
Lorenzo could not be deposed, though, as he ended the first day of the British Grand Prix weekend on top. Two Hondas then two Yamahas completed the top six.
Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa and Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista were third and fourth, ahead of Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow.
Aleix Espargaro was fastest in CRT as usual, beating Yonny Hernandez for class honours, but he missed out on an overall top-10 spot by 0.056sec. Gresini’s CRT rider Bryan Staring was the only man to crash, limping away from his bike at Farm.
Pos Rider Team/Bike Time Gap 1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2m02.734s 2. Marc Marquez Honda 2m02.958s +0.224s 3. Dani Pedrosa Honda 2m03.192s +0.458s 4. Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 2m03.463s +0.729s 5. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2m03.480s +0.746s 6. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 2m03.505s +0.771s 7. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2m03.658s +0.924s 8. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 2m03.750s +1.016s 9. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 2m03.784s +1.050s10. Nicky Hayden Ducati 2m04.089s +1.355s11. Aleix Espargaro Aspar Aprilia 2m04.145s +1.411s12. Yonny Hernandez PBM Aprilia 2m04.476s +1.742s13. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 2m05.052s +2.318s14. Randy de Puniet Aspar Aprilia 2m05.069s +2.335s15. Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.266s +2.532s16. Michele Pirro Pramac Ducati 2m05.438s +2.704s17. Colin Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.484s +2.750s18. Claudio Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 2m05.506s +2.772s19. Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter-BMW 2m05.657s +2.923s20. Michael Laverty PBM-Aprilia 2m05.977s +3.243s21. Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m06.038s +3.304s22. Bryan Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 2m07.854s +5.120s23. Lukas Pesek Ioda-Suter-BMW 2m09.209s +6.475s