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Austin MotoGP - Free Practice (2) Results

Free Practice (2) results from the 2019 Americas MotoGP at COTA in Austin, Texas, round 3 of 19.
Austin MotoGP - Free Practice (2) Results

Vinales sets the pace from Marquez and Rossi as lap times tumble during FP2 for the Austin MotoGP at COTA.

Rain is forecast for Saturday, prompting soft-tyre time attacks in the closing stages to try and claim a place in the top ten for direct access to Qualifying 2.

Dovizioso, Petrucci and Lorenzo were among those to miss out as all riders set their best times of the day in FP2.

Marquez, who has won on all six of MotoGP's previous visits to COTA and was fastest before soft tyres appeared, tried a Ducati-style tyre cooler during FP2.

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  1. ^1 Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 03.857s [Lap 14/15] 336km/h (Top Speed)
  2. ˅1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 03.901s +0.044s [16/16] 342k
  3. ^2 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 04.003s +0.146s [16/17] 340k
  4. ˅1 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP19) 2m 04.005s +0.148s [12/14] 343k
  5. ^3 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 04.118s +0.261s [15/16] 345k
  6. ^9 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 04.353s +0.496s [16/16] 341k
  7. ˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 04.364s +0.507s [13/15] 344k
  8. ^3 Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 2m 04.548s +0.691s [15/15] 334k
  9. ˅2 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 2m 04.589s +0.732s [14/16] 338k
  10. ^9 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18)* 2m 04.630s +0.773s [12/13] 337k
  11. ˅7 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 2m 04.714s +0.857s [15/16] 341k
  12. ^2 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 2m 04.851s +0.994s [15/15] 339k
  13. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Mission Winnow Ducati (GP19) 2m 04.906s +1.049s [15/16] 340k
  14. ˅5 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 04.953s +1.096s [12/14] 343k
  15. ^2 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 05.020s +1.163s [16/16] 339k
  16. ^2 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 05.169s +1.312s [14/16] 341k
  17. ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 05.491s +1.634s [16/16] 338k
  18. ˅8 Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 05.955s +2.098s [16/16] 339k
  19. ˅7 Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 2m 06.162s +2.305s [8/13] 337k
  20. ^1 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia Ducati (GP18) 2m 06.204s +2.347s [14/15] 342k
  21. ˅1 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 2m 06.276s +2.419s [14/16] 337k
  22. = Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 2m 06.850s +2.993s [14/16] 334k

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP1.
= Rider is same position as FP1.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP1.

* Rookie.

Official COTA MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 2.135s(2014)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 3.575s (2015)

By Peter McLaren