Misano MotoGP: Zarco fastest in wet FP2, Vinales remains overall top | MotoGP

Johann Zarco led a Ducati 1-2-3 in MotoGP’s second free practice session at Misano, while Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales remained fastest overall.

While rain affected the end of FP1, this time it was the start of FP2 as the drivers encountered a very wet track at Misano.

Several drivers started the session in the pit lane, including Maverick Vinales, who was the fastest this morning, along with Andrea Dovizioso, Franco Morbidelli and championship leader Fabio Quartararo.

On the track, Valentino Rossi and Jack Miller had both moments approaching corners eight and one, respectively.

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Both riders ran far and through the gravel before Enea Bastianini fell on turn one when the front of his Ducati blocked while braking.

The front runner was Iker Lecuona, who had a sovereign advantage of seven tenths over Marc Marquez.

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It wasn’t long, however, before Marquez got closer to the Tech 3 KTM rider before eventually overtaking WorldSBK-linked Lecuona.

As the lap times got faster and faster, Lecuona and Marquez were challenged by Ducati riders Jack Miller and Johann Zarco.

Miller and Zarco swapped top spots several times during the session, while Francesco Bagnaia finished third on a Ducati 1-2-3.

After an improvement from eighth to fifth place, Lecuona suffered a huge highsider at turn one. The Spaniard was helped away by two marshals.

Bagnaia improved to second place late in front of Zarco before going one better on his next flying lap.

Joan Mir and Marquez briefly separated the top three Ducati riders before Zarco advanced from fifth to first as the checkered flag fell.

Ducati stayed 1-2-3 at the end of the session, but it was Zarco who finished the fastest ahead of Bagnaia and Miller.

Mir and Marquez rounded out the top 5, while Miguel Oliveira finished sixth for the factory KTM team.