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Fabio Quartararo pulls it out of the bag in Brno to head FP2

Fabio Quartararo shows impressive pace over a single lap again to lead the way after day one of practice action for the Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno.

Czech Republic MotoGP - FP2 Results HERE

FABIO QUARTARARO once again demonstrated his prowess over a single lap as he powered to the top time in second free practice for the Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno.

As he has demonstrated on numerous occasions this season already, the Petronas SRT Yamaha rider saved his best until last to stop the clock at 1m 55.802secs in so doing denying Marc Marquez the top spot.

An impressive turnaround for the Frenchman after ending FP1 down in 18th, he would conclude his Friday two tenths clear of Marquez, while Jack Miller’s final flyer earned him top Ducati status in third place, just ahead of his factory counterpart Andrea Dovizioso.

Problems for Valentino Rossi

Following the trend of recent races, Maverick Vinales was competitive on the factory Monster Yamaha in fifth place, the Assen MotoGP winner enjoying a more seamless afternoon than his team-mate Valentino Rossi, who was forced to coast almost an entire lap with a sick bike after hitting technical issues.

He’d get back out on track aboard the second bike to end the session in ninth place behind Vinales and both Petronas SRT bikes, but inside a provisional Q2 spot.

Alex Rins headed up the Suzuki challenge in sixth place, with Franco Morbidelli seventh and Cal Crutchlow moving up into eighth position late on aboard the LCR Honda.

Tumbles for Nakagami and Espargaro

Danilo Petrucci holds down the final provisional top ten spot in tenth position, just ahead of Joan Mir, Takaaki Nakagami, who suffered a fall in the final minutes, while Tech 3 KTM rider Miguel Oliveira completed a strong day in 13th place. The Portuguese rider was the fastest KTM rider by far, with his RC16 counterparts Hafizh Syahrin, Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro in 19th, 20th and 22nd.

Aleix Espargaro was another faller, the Aprilia Racing rider taking a tumble early on but getting back out to set the 14th best time, just behind Stefan Bradl on the second of the Repsol Honda. 

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