If sun spoiling us in the morning wasn’t enough, Silverstone turned up the heat even further, the lightweight class not taking long to reach the benchmark from FP1. Romano Fenati did not seem to be particularly affected by missing much of the morning session, the Italian being the first rider to beat the time and he seemed set for top honours until Jorge Martin limped his way to his bike, picked up the pace and went over half a second faster than his rivals. But the winner at the flag was Aron Canet, the FP1 leader snatching another session after barging his way into the fastest lap of the day in the final five minutes.
Fenati fought back but unhelpful traffic meant he had to settle for second, a tenth down on his Spanish rival. Bo Bendsneyder made a late jump into the top three to push Martin down to fourth place, the Gresini rider followed by a much improved performance from his teammate, Fabio di Giannantonio in fifth spot.
Philipp Oettl picked up the pace in sixth place, looking to build up on his podium last time around at the Red Bull Ring. Joan Mir did not seem to enjoy his time in Great Britain as much as Austrian pastures, the Spaniard keeping a low profile outside the top ten for most of the session before popping in softer rubber and jumping into seventh position.
The top ten was completed by Ayumu Sasaki in eighth place, Juanfran Guevara in ninth and Enea Bastianini in tenth, the trio being the last men within a second of the leader.
Gabriel Rodrigo found some three seconds from his time in FP1 and briefly graced the top ten before dropping back to eleventh position, while Nicolo Bulega seemed to have found some speed at the beginning of the session before also heading backwards and into thirteenth spot. Marcos Ramirez and John McPhee completed the top fifteen, with Andrea Migno only twentieth.
|5||21||Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO||Honda||2'13.828||0.508||0.045|
|21||48||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||Mahindra||2'15.083||1.763||0.132|