Marc Marquez has topped a torrentially wet second free practice in impressive fashion, leading wily veteran Valentino Rossi by two tenths of a second. There was quite a large gap back to Dani Pedrosa in third place whose lap time put him ahead of fellow Honda rider Stefan Bradl, the Ducati pairing of Dovizioso and Hayden and Cal Crutchlow in seventh. The session was a nice opportunity for CRT riders to show their talents and get their name up in lights as Danilo Petrucci, Yonny Hernandez and Michael Laverty rounded out the top ten positions.
The big story of the session however was an enormous crash for world champion and in-form man Jorge Lorenzo. The Yamaha rider suffered a scary high side at the fastest corner of the notoriously quick Assen circuit. He was able to walk away gingerly, but appeared to be nursing his left arm in a fashion that would indicate a potential collar bone injury. He was later helped into an ambulance and given an initial assessment. The Spaniard was finally taken to the circuit medical centre for further treatment of a suspected fractured left collar bone, more information regarding the injury will be provided as it's made available.
|11||71||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||1'49.494||1.877||0.056|
|14||14||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||1'49.965||2.348||0.296|
|23||5||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||1'54.274||6.657||1.216|
|NC||67||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||1'55.761||8.144||1.487|