Pedrosa heads Lorenzo in second practice
22 September 2017 – Honda rider Dani Pedrosa topped the timesheets during second practice for Aragón Grand Prix, ahead of Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo, amid damp conditions.
Pedrosa, on a drying track, but still very slippery, worked his way down to a time of 1:59.858, the only rider to dip under the two-minute mark.
Lorenzo was Pedrosa's closest rival, finishing two-tenths adrift, with a similar margin back to Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco, who held on to third position.
Marc Márquez, who leads the championship and started the weekend on top, this time wound up fourth, just over half a second away from team-mate Pedrosa.
Karel Abraham rounded out the top five positions on his Aspar-run Ducati, followed closely by LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow and Aprilia's Sam Lowes.
Andrea Dovizioso took eighth, a second off team-mate Lorenzo, as Espargaró brothers Aleix (Aprilia) and Pol (KTM) completed the top 10.
In dry conditions, predicted for the rest of the weekend, lap times are expected to fall by more than 10 seconds, setting up a potential scramble for Q2 places in FP3.
Valentino Rossi almost doubled his FP1 lap tally in FP2, as he continued to test his physical condition, ending up just over two seconds off the pace in 20th.
Again, though, he was close to team-mate Maverick Viñales, who placed 17th, in another low-key wet weather session for factory Yamaha team.
Saturday's final practice session at Aragón will begin at 09:55 local time