After yesterday’s fantastic race, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were back on track at Brno today for a one-day test in ideal weather conditions.

At the end of the day both Marc and Dani were satisfied with the progress made in several areas of the bike’s setup, focusing on electronics, suspension settings and race pace. They also tried a selection of new Michelin tyres.

Marc was second fastest overall, with a time of 1’55.180 on lap 49 of 67. Dani, who suffered a small, mid-afternoon tumble in turn 3, finished the day seventh with a 1’55.795 on lap 37 of 53.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'55.180

“I’m very happy with today. I had a good feeling on the bike as soon as I got on to the track. Today’s fresh temperature combined with the good conditions of the asphalt allowed us to easily make some very good lap times; we have been very competitive on race pace. We tried several things on our bike’s race setup as it was the perfect day to understand the various settings, also in view of the next GPs. We worked on electronics and we also tried a new front Michelin tyre. We leave from here having made a few improvements and with a few ideas to try in Austria.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'55.795

“Today we worked a lot on several little details we want to improve on our bike setup, aiming to be more comfortable during the race weekend. We tried a few mappings looking to get a better control on the throttle, besides some different setups for the front fork. We made some steps forward compared to the last time we worked in those areas, though we need to work more on them. We tried some Michelin tyres for future races. The track conditions were good and the grip increased more and more over the day but we did not go for a time attack, preferring to concentrate on the setup of our bike. The team did a good job and in general it was a positive day.”

MotoGP 2017
Testing   Czech Republic

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
34%
Track Temp
38°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.162
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.018
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.173
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.380
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.529
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.606
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.633
8 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.668
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.961
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.101
11 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1.241
12 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.373
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.472
14 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.475
15 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.506
16 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.814
17 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.689
18 Tsuda Takuya 22 JPN Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 4.587
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)