Jorge Lorenzo was quickest again in second practice for MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
The world championship leader set a 1m48.076s early on, and that proved unbeatable. He lost some track time after running straight on at the first corner, San Donato, and eventually having to let his Yamaha tip over, but was soon back on the circuit doing consistent 1m48s lap.
Initially Lorenzo's pace put him 0.7sec clear of the field, but by the end Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Ducati's Nicky Hayden were within a tenth of him.
Casey Stoner was only sixth on the other works Honda, although his final run was a troubled one - with traffic on one flying lap and a minor error on the next.
Hector Barbera impressed on the Pramac Ducati with fourth position, achieved solo rather than in a group of riders. The Spaniard was riding his spare bike by that time following an accident at the Casanova/Savelli esses that ended with his Ducati landing on the circuit after tumbling down the edge of the track. A five-minute stoppage was required to clear up debris. Barbera was quickly thrown clear and was unhurt.
Other incidents included Alvaro Bautista crashing his Gresini Honda at San Donato, where Randy de Puniet (Aspar Aprilia) also had a trip off the road, and Avintia rider Ivan Silva having a fall.
Between Barbera and Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso was top Tech 3 Yamaha rider in fifth. Valentino Rossi was the slowest of the three Ducati riders in ninth.
Pos Driver Bike Time Laps
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m48.076s 22
2. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m48.107s + 0.031 22
3. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m48.157s + 0.081 19
4. Hector Barbera Ducati 1m48.254s + 0.178 19
5. Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 1m48.308s + 0.232 22
6. Casey Stoner Honda 1m48.527s + 0.451 17
7. Ben Spies Yamaha 1m48.540s + 0.464 20
8. Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1m48.650s + 0.574 23
9. Valentino Rossi Ducati 1m49.017s + 0.941 20
10. Stefan Bradl Honda 1m49.022s + 0.946 22
11. Alvaro Bautista Honda 1m49.208s + 1.132 17
12. Aleix Espargaro Art 1m50.015s + 1.939 17
13. Randy De Puniet Art 1m50.269s + 2.193 17
14. Michele Pirro Ftr 1m51.130s + 3.054 17
15. Yonny Hernandez Bqr 1m51.322s + 3.246 18
16. Mattia Pasini Art 1m51.384s + 3.308 16
17. Colin Edwards Suter 1m51.857s + 3.781 17
18. James Ellison Art 1m51.966s + 3.890 18
19. Danilo Petrucci Ioda 1m52.109s + 4.033 20
20. Ivan Silva Bqr 1m52.558s + 4.482 21