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Jack Miller starts to be the great bogeyman of MotoGP in rainy conditions. The Australian Ducati rider once again commanded a changeable weather session with a best time of 1: 41.305, almost a second faster than Johann Zarco's. Overall, Ducati looks like it is one step ahead when the track gets wet.
The second free practice sessions have been less wet than the first ones and this has allowed the times to improve slightly, although in no case was it possible to mount the dry tires. So if there is no water in FP3 we will have a very interesting pre-qualification.
There are only Ducati, Aprilia and KTM in the Misano top ten
Not only was Miller first and Zarco second, but also Pecco Bagnaia came very strong. The Italian, still aspiring to the title, was setting a time that would have been worth him to get into that top three, but stepped on the green and that has made him lose the lap. Bagnaia has only been eighth, but in water he has the upper hand.
Above all because Fabio Quartararo does not want to risk even the slightest. The Frenchman has been cautious, and even so he has had some scare. It finishes with a sixteenth position which is quite worrying for its brand, since it has still been the best Yamaha on the track. Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli continue to suffer.
Remarkable performance by the Aprilias, which at Misano could opt for another podium if the rain continues. Aleix Espargaró has finished third while Lorenzo Savadori, already recovered from the injury and who is doing a 'wild card', has been seventh. The only blur is Maverick Viñales, we already know that water is not his thing.
Once again it has shone under the water Iker Lecuona, who is about to announce his move to Superbikes with Honda and today he finished fourth, immediately ahead of Miguel Oliveira, another KTM. Meritorious sixth position for Luca Marini, Valentino Rossi's brother. Michele Pirro, who is also doing a 'wild card', finished eighteenth.
If we take a look at the drivers that would be qualified for Q2 directly there are only Ducati, Aprilia and KTM. The best Suzuki has been that of Joan Mir, eleventh, while the best Honda has been that of Álex Márquez, thirteenth despite a spectacular fall that he suffered during the morning.
Marc Márquez had to settle for fourteenth position, just behind his brother. It was not a very happy day at Honda, because another of the most serious blows in training was taken by Pol Espargaró, fortunately without surprises. We'll see what a decisive FP3 holds on Saturday.