FP2 was more of the same: Marquez playing one-second keep away while the pursuing hopefuls shuffled and reshuffled their order. By the 2 p.m. start of FP2, air and track temperatures had risen from 70/79 degrees Fahrenheit to 81/113, possibly gifting Lorenzo with some of the grip he needed. Soon he was fourth, suggesting this might be the case. But others crowded in, leaving him eighth at the end of the session. The “new guys” pushed Rossi down, too. The final order was Marquez, Dovizioso, Pedrosa, Andrea Iannone, and Rossi.