MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

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Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo sets the fastest lap of the Friday afternoon practice at Twin Ring Motegi. The session witnessed huge high-side crashes of Dani Pedrosa and Eugene Laverty.

MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

Dani was able to walk away but it is reported that he has suffered a right collarbone fracture. Just after the crash, Laverty required a stretcher, but later he walked to the medical center.

MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

Ducati Factory Team rider Andrea Iannone is missing his third race in a row due to his back injury. His seat has been taken by Hector Barbera.

MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

With Avintia Ducati, 2015 Australian SBK champion Mike Jones makes his MotoGP debut. Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga is also making wild-card appearance in Japan.

MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

Championship leader Marc Marquez also suffered a slow slide-off at Turn 10. Most of the riders are gambling with tyre choice to find a good setup for Sunday's race.

MotoGP Japan: Lorenzo Leads Crash-Filled FP2

Lorenzo topped the timesheets with 1'45.151, followed by Andrea Dovizioso. Marquez ended the session in fourth with title contender Valentino Rossi in seventh.

 
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Story first published: Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:57 [IST]
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