Austrian GP: Lecuona tops a wet FP2 session

Iker Lecuona is the rider who ends Friday running of the Austrian GP on top, in a session which saw the track covered in water.

A thunderstorm took place just before the green flag was waved for FP2 which brought heavy rain over the Red Bull Ring and meant the riders had to contend with a water-covered circuit.

Lecuona seemed to ooze confidence right from the get-go, as the Tech3 man was the first rider out on track and instantly looked comfortable.

Other riders such as Marc Marquez and Jack Miller also showed their hand as the session progressed, setting fast times.

But as the track dried, Lecuona was the only rider to go out on dry tyres late on.

With a 1m27.520s lap, the Spaniard sealed his place at the top at 3.397s faster than Johann Zarco.

Aleix Espargaro got the better of Marquez’s Honda with the pair ending third and fourth, Alex Rins and Miller finished fifth and sixth.

Alex Marquez put his LCR Honda in seventh ahead of Pol Espargaro.

Fabio Quartararo and KTM rider Brad Binder were the final riders in the top-10 of FP2.

Jorge Martin and Taka Nakagami ended up 11th and 12th on the leaderboard as the chequered flag was waved.

Due to MotoGP’s 107% rule in relation to the fastest lap of the session, eight of the 20 riders on track were not classified at the end of FP2 of the Austrian GP.