Opening day of the Czech GP at Brno dawned under a steady rain, though with mild temperatures. The FP1 session was run on a full-wet track with Marc ending in P2 and Dani in P4.

Weather conditions improved over the course of the day, allowing the riders to switch to slicks and a dry setup for FP2, although the track was still a bit patchy in spots at the beginning of that session. Dani closed the day in seventh place, Marc in 10th. Neither rider fit a new tyre at the end of the session.

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'56.933

“Today was good because we were able to do a good test in wet conditions. We actually didn’t expect the rain, or at least not so much rain, but all in all it was good because after having tested here in the dry during the summer break, we now had the chance to verify in different conditions the small changes we had made on the bike. This afternoon we basically had half an hour in the dry, but that was also positive in general. We used a new fairing that we had tested in July; we're still learning about it and are setting up the bike for it little by little, in order to see what level it may bring us to. We didn’t fit a soft tyre at the end and just continued on with the same one. Now we'll wait for the track to be dry tomorrow and to get some rubber on it.”

Marc Marquez

10th 1'57.209

“I’m happy enough with today because we were quite strong in the wet this morning. I felt comfortable on the bike and that's important in case we have rain on Sunday. Then in the afternoon, in the dry, the grip was a bit less compared to the test we did here in July, but the general feeling was quite similar. We tried something different on the chassis’ setup, but tomorrow we’ll return to the settings we found in July, when we were able to set a good pace. We used a new fairing that I felt good enough with, so we’ll keep it for the whole weekend and will continue working hard to prepare for Sunday.”
 

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 10   Czech Republic

Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification

Dry
Humidity
76%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'56.332
2 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.398
3 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.419
4 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.530
5 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.532
6 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.573
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.601
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.629
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.687
10 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.877
11 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.957
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.982
13 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.046
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.064
15 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1.305
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.537
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.660
18 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.710
19 Miller Jack 43 AUS Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.847
20 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.862
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.105
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.306
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 3.050
Location Information

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… read more.

Length 5.403 kilometres / 3.357 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996

Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps

www.automotodrombrno.cz

Records

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)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)