MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy – official release — MotoGP photo — Andrea Dovizioso was the man at the top of the timesheets following a soggy day of MotoGP practice Friday at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Dovizioso (Ducati Team) put in a best time of 1:49.195 in the rain during free practice two to lead the way despite a crash early in the session. Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) produced a best time of 1:50.310 in the morning practice and was second overall, but did not improve in the afternoon practice which he finished fifth.
Dani Pedrosa was second in free practice two and third best overall with a time of 1:50.356 on the Repsol Honda RC213V. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Danilo Petrucci (IodaRacing Project) completed the overall top five.
Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3), Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) were all in the top 10.
Rossi was one of several crashers in the morning session but was not hurt in the accident. Iannone was another morning crasher and he took a heavy ankle blow but was able to continue riding after lunch.