Lorenzo sets Silverstone pace
Jorge Lorenzo lit up the timing sheets to go quickest in the second free practice session ahead of the MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend.
The Yamaha rider was almost a quarter of a second faster than second-placed Marc Marquez after clocking a lap of two minutes 02.734 seconds.
Current world championship leader Marquez, riding for Repsol Honda and having won the last four races, had beaten Lorenzo in the morning session with the two Spaniards then trading places later in the day.
Lorenzo's fastest effort came with his first flying lap of second free practice and, although Marquez closed on the time throughout the session, he could not get within two-tenths of a second of his compatriot.
Rain had fallen during practice sessions for the supporting Moto3 race but the skies cleared before the MotoGP riders took to the track.
It was a good day for MotoGP's Spanish contingent as Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa and the compatriot Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda) completed the top four.
Six-time champion Valentino Rossi was the best of the rest as he took fifth place on his Yamaha with homegrown Cal Crutchlow sixth.
Crutchlow's team-mate and fellow Brit Bradley Smith was eighth with the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso separating the crowd favourites.