MotoGP: Marquez fastest after incredible save

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Marc Marquez led the way in this afternoon’s second MotoGP free practice at the Brno circuit despite a huge save half way through the session.

Marquez tucked the front going into the final turn at the Czech circuit, with both wheels leaving the ground before he pulled his RC213V back up on his knee and casually rode into the pits.

The twice MotoGP champion sat ninth towards the end of the session, but a fast lap in the closing moments saw him topple Jorge Lorenzo from the top spot. 


Lorenzo was then pushed down to fourth as fastest man this morning, Andrea Iannone put his Ducati Desmosedici into second place.

Hector Barbera was an impressive fourth fastest for Avintia Ducati ahead of Valentino Rossi while Andrea Dovizioso completed the top six.

Aleix Espargaro took seventh ahead of Bradley Smith and Maverick Vinales with Dani Pedrosa continuing to struggle down in tenth.

Cal Crutchlow set the 11th fastest time ahead of Loris Baz and Danilo Petrucci, with Scott Redding, who crashed out of the session, 14th and Pol Espargaro rounding out the top 15. 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing