Jorge Lorenzo finished Friday practice for the MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in style by topping the second session with his very last lap of the day.
Lorenzo had edged out Honda rider Marc Marquez at the Brickyard in FP1 on Friday morning by less than one-tenth of a second, but the margin in FP2 stood at just 0.003 seconds when the checkered flag fell.
The two Spanish riders have been fierce rivals for the past two years, and they now look poised to enjoy one of their closest battles to date judging by their practice form at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Lorenzo’s lap of 1:32.860 was enough to give him top spot in second practice ahead of Marquez, whilst Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso finished almost three-tenths of a second further back in P3.
Andrea Iannone finished narrowly behind his teammate in fourth, whilst Cal Crutchlow ended up fifth-fastest ahead of Pol Espargaro, who was confirmed as a Tech 3 rider for 2016 earlier on Friday.
Championship leader Valentino Rossi endured something of a difficult session, finishing down in tenth place for Yamaha. Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa also struggled, ending up P7 overall.
To see the full classification from FP2, click here. Qualifying for the Indianapolis Grand Prix takes place on Saturday afternoon, with the race being held on Sunday.