In the second practice session of the MotoGP Dutch GP, it was Bezzecchi who continued his dominance after topping the charts in the morning session. He extended his impressive form into the afternoon, leading Jorge Martin from Pramac Racing by a margin of 0.130 seconds.
Bezzecchi’s earlier time from FP1 remained unchallenged until he surpassed it on the penultimate lap of his session. Initially, only the reigning world champion, Francesco Bagnaia, had managed to make an impact on the combined order in the first half an hour. Bagnaia climbed up to 10th place with a time of 1m33.418s, which he later improved to 1m33.093s.
Fifteen minutes later, Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia made a significant move, securing the fourth position with a time of 1m32.741s. This marked the start of the time attack phase in FP2, where riders aimed to secure a direct spot in Q2 for Saturday’s qualifying.
With less than 20 seconds remaining on the clock, Bezzecchi solidified his hold on the top spot by recording a time of 1m32.063s, making him the fastest rider on Friday.
Jorge Martin from Pramac Racing closely trailed Bezzecchi, 0.130 seconds behind, while Jack Miller from KTM made a late leap to secure the third position.
Bagnaia claimed fourth place on his Ducati, followed by Maverick Vinales from Aprilia in fifth, and Fabio Quartararo on his Yamaha, guaranteeing a place in Q2.
Despite a potential impeding incident with Franco Morbidelli from Yamaha, Aleix Espargaro finished seventh, with Morbidelli himself ending the day in 16th place.
The final Q2 spots were taken by Brad Binder on the second factory KTM, Luca Marini from VR46, and Alex Marquez from Gresini Ducati. Johann Zarco from Pramac Ducati missed out on a Q2 spot by a mere 0.088 seconds.
Joining Zarco in Q1 will be both RNF Aprilias of Raul Fernandez and Miguel Oliveira, along with Morbidelli, Enea Bastianini from Ducati, and all Honda riders.
Unfortunately, Marc Marquez suffered a crash at Turn 3 while trying to improve his lap time while chasing Vinales. Fortunately, he walked away unscathed, but with no time to return to the Honda garage for his second bike, he had to settle for 19th place in the combined order.
MotoGP Dutch GP FP2 Results:
- Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) – 1’32.063
- Jorge Martin (Ducati) – 1’32.193 (+0.130)
- Jack Miller (KTM) – 1’32.218 (+0.155)
- Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) – 1’32.263 (+0.200)
- Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) – 1’32.308 (+0.245)
- Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) – 1’32.341 (+0.278)
- Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) – 1’32.408 (+0.345)
- Brad Binder (KTM) – 1’32.449 (+0.386)
- Luca Marini (Ducati) – 1’32.469 (+0.406)
- Alex Marquez (Ducati) – 1’32.581 (+0.518)
- Johann Zarco (Ducati) – 1’32.669 (+0.606)
- Raul Fernandez (Aprilia) – 1’32.794 (+0.731)
- Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) – 1’32.801 (+0.738)
- Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) – 1’32.935 (+0.872)
- Enea Bastianini (Ducati) – 1’32.955 (+0.892)
- Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) – 1’33.106 (+1.043)
- Augusto Fernandez (KTM) – 1’33.180 (+1.117)
- Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati) – 1’33.304 (+1.241)
- Marc Marquez (Honda) – 1’33.485 (+1.422)
- Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) – 1’33.495 (+1.432)
- Stefan Bradl (Honda) – 1’33.501 (+1.438)
- Iker Lecuona (Honda) – 1’33.720 (+1.657)
- Jonas Folger (KTM) – 1’34.400 (+2.337)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MotoGP Dutch GP
Q: Who held the top spot in FP2 at the MotoGP Dutch GP?
A: Marco Bezzecchi held the top spot in FP2 at the MotoGP Dutch GP, demonstrating his dominance throughout the session.
Q: Which rider crashed during FP2 at the MotoGP Dutch GP?
A: Marc Marquez suffered a crash at Turn 3 during FP2 at the MotoGP Dutch GP. Fortunately, he walked away unscathed.
Q: Who finished in second place in FP2?
A: Jorge Martin from Pramac Racing finished in second place in FP2 at the MotoGP Dutch GP, closely trailing behind Marco Bezzecchi.
Q: Which riders secured the final Q2 spots for Saturday’s qualifying?
A: The final Q2 spots were secured by Brad Binder, Luca Marini, and Alex Marquez, who finished in eighth, ninth, and tenth place respectively.
Q: Which riders will participate in Q1?
A: Johann Zarco, Raul Fernandez, Miguel Oliveira, Franco Morbidelli, Enea Bastianini, and all Honda riders will participate in Q1 at the MotoGP Dutch GP.
Q: How did Bezzecchi’s lap time compare to his competitors in FP2?
A: Bezzecchi recorded the fastest lap time of 1m32.063s in FP2, putting him ahead of the rest of the field at the MotoGP Dutch GP.