Grand Prix České Republiky
The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk. The only venue that has hosted more grand prix events than Brno is Assen in The Netherlands. The first Czechoslovakian Grand Prix was held at Brno in 1965 and the 500cc race was held over thirteen laps of the original 13.94 km long road circuit. The circuit was shortened to 10.92 km in 1975 in an effort to improve safety and the last premier-class race held on the road circuit at Brno was in 1977. The current circuit was first used for grand prix racing in 1987 and hosted the Czechoslovakian GP through until 1991. Brno did not appear on the calendar for 1992, but the event was revived in 1993 as the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic and has taken place every year since.
Popular with both fans and riders, the new circuit is built in a natural bowl which is banked in places to offer spectators an excellent view. Brno constantly changes in elevation as it sweeps across forested hillsides and its fast undulating corners test rider talent and engineering to the limit.
|Pole Position||1m54.596s (169.7 Km km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m 56.027s (167.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|Race Time||42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|2016 Race Winner||Cal Crutchlow (Honda)|
Today’s one-day post-race test in Brno officially started at 10:00 a.m. and was soon interrupted for two hours by a red flag in order to clean up some oil (left by trucks working overnight to remove some advertising banners). Around 1:30 p.m. the riders sporadically began taking to the track.… read more.
Marc Marquez scored a momentous podium finish in today’s Czech GP, which saw fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow making history as the first British racer to win a premier-class Grand Prix in 35 years (since Barry Sheene won the 500cc race in the 1981 Swedish Grand Prix). Race day in… read more.
Marc Marquez turned in yet another masterpiece today in Brno, earning a record pole position despite having to overtake Valentino Rossi during his flying lap. After a successful setting change during the FP4, Marc was able to record the second-fastest lap time on his first flying lap in qualifying. When… read more.
It was a positive first day in Brno for the Repsol Honda Team, with Marc Marquez the fastest at the end of FP2 after once again showing his incredible talent and instinct by spectacularly saving a possible crash. Teammate Dani Pedrosa was 10th but improved both his speed and feeling… read more.
With just a few days to rest following the Austrian GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are heading to the Czech Republic for the next race, round 11 of the 2016 World Championship. A very popular venue with both riders and fans, Brno is an undulating 5.4 km circuit with… read more.
Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa experienced very different races today in the Czech Republic in front of 138,000 fans. Starting from second on the grid, Marc held his position behind pole man Jorge Lorenzo from the beginning. Dani – who’s qualifying was affected by his injured left… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Czech Republic GP from 2nd on the grid after an intense battle during qualifying with Jorge Lorenzo, with five riders lapping under Cal Crutchlow’s 2013 pole position record (1’55.527). Teammate Dani Pedrosa who was suffering due to the injury to his left ankle… read more.
It was a mixed first day in the Czech Republic for Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. This morning, with cooler temperatures, the riders attacked immediately with Marc second fastest and Dani third. At the end of the session Marc ran wide in turn thirteen and had to lay… read more.
With no time to rest, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to Brno for the next race, round eleven of 2015 World Championship. A popular circuit with both the riders and fans, Brno is built in a natural bowl which has many elevation changes as the circuit navigates… read more.
Championship leader, Marc Marquez, and yesterday’s race winner, Dani Pedrosa, were back on track today in Brno for the post-race test. This was a chance for the Repsol Honda riders to confirm some modifications made on the 2015 prototype after the initial test at this track just over a month… read more.
It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team in Brno as Dani Pedrosa won his first race since Malaysia 2013, but with it, ended Marc Marquez’ winning run as the Championship leader finished in 4th, only his third non-podium finish in the premier class. It was… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his ninth pole – in eleven races – for tomorrow’s Czech Republic GP and has now qualified on the front row at the last twenty three MotoGP races, with teammate Dani Pedrosa will starting from the second row in fifth position. It was an… read more.
Temperamental weather has once again played its part on the first day in Brno. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was fastest for the day after leading this morning’s dry session with a time of 1’56.803 on his final lap of 17. Teammate Dani Pedrosa finished third, just 0.052 off Marc, with… read more.
With no rest, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have arrived in the Czech Republic in anticipation of this weekend’s Brno GP. A popular circuit with both the riders and fans, Brno is built in a natural bowl which has many elevation changes as the circuit navigates itself through… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed the private Honda test in Brno. Both riders used these three days to prepare themselves for the second half of the season and also had the chance to ride the first version of the 2015 machine. On this final day, both… read more.
After yesterday’s tricky weather conditions, today Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa had their first taste of next year’s bike. They spent the majority of the morning aboard the current RC213V and then just before lunch Marc exited on the 2015 model. Dani soon followed and both riders returned… read more.
Fresh from their fantastic 1-2 finish in the German GP on Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Brno today on day one of the three-day test. Although the weather was bright and sunny first thing, a heavy rain shower at 11.30am drenched the… read more.