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hasn’t captured a win since mid-June, and has since dropped to third in the standings, 44 points behind championship leader .

On Friday, it looked as if Lorenzo was back in top form as he set a blazing lap of 2:02.734, two tenths quicker than Marquez.

Championship contender Dani Pedrosa trailed in third followed by 2012 pole-sitter Alvaro Bautista. Valentino Rossi, who has captured three premier class wins at , rounded out the top five.

Home favorite Cal Crutchlow finished the day in sixth ahead of Andrea Dovizioso, Bradley Smith, Stefan Bradl and Nicky Hayden.

Riders will be back on track Saturday morning at 4:55a ET for Free Practice 3, followed by Free Practice 4 at 8:30a and qualifying 9:10a. Both FP4 and Qualifying can be seen Live on

Free Practice 2 Results:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha 2:02.734

2. Marc Marquez (SPA) Repsol Honda 2:02.958

3. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda 2:03.192

4. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Gresini Honda 2:03.463

5. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Yamaha 2:03.480

6. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Tech 3 Yamaha 2:03.505

7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati 2:03.658

8. Bradley Smith (GBR) Tech 3 Yamaha 2:03.750

9. Stefan Bradl (GER) LCR Honda 2:03.784

10. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati 2:04.089

11. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Aspar ART 2:04.145

12. Yonny Hernandez (COL) Paul Bird ART 2:04.476

13. Andrea Iannone (ITA) Pramac Ducati 2:05.052

14. Randy de Puniet (FRA) Aspar ART 2:05.069

15. Hector Barbera (SPA) Avintia Blusens FTR 2:05.266

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