The Repsol Honda Team took steps forward on Sunday as a difficult Brno weekend came to a close, Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl ready to come back stronger in Austria next week.

Blue skies welcomed the MotoGP World Championship to the third race of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship at the Automotodrom Brno. After sweltering conditions in Spain, the 46°C track temperature seemed pleasant in comparison.

A focused Alex Marquez put a disappointing qualifying result behind him as his Sunday preparations began. Confirming his feeling on the Honda RC213V in Warm Up, he was prepared for what he knew would be a long 21-lap Czech GP. Consistency and a calm approach saw the MotoGP rookie steadily work his way forward, lap by lap closing the gap to those ahead. 15th place in the race continues his perfect run of point scoring finishes as he continues to learn the MotoGP class. The Red Bull Ring will be another new circuit for Alex to learn, but two races there will allow him and the team to see his progress.

It was a demanding Sunday in the Czech Republic for Stefan Bradl, the German rider completing his first MotoGP race since the 2019 Austrian GP. Although he did not score points, Bradl did gather important data for himself and for HRC as the non-stop development of the Honda RC213V continues.

Stefan Bradl will join the Repsol Honda Team again at the Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich as World Champion Marc Marquez continues to recover from surgery.

Nakagami was once again the leading Honda rider as his run of form continues. An eighth-place finish at the Czech round has him eighth in the World Championship standings, but just four points off third overall.

There’s almost no time to wait before the Repsol Honda Team are back out on track, the Austrian Grand Prix starting on Friday, August 14. It’s the first of two back-to-back races held at the Red Bull Ring as the compressed 2020 MotoGP season rapidly progresses.

Alex Marquez

15th

“It was a tough day; I was expecting a lot more from this weekend to be honest. Sometimes when you expect a little too much, you can find yourself here. But anyway, we’ve learned some new things as this was the first race with a lot of change in the tyre. I lost a lot of time overtaking Bradl and Smith, I really lost the race here. After this the pace wasn’t so bad and I have learned a lot about managing the tyre. Not the weekend we expected, but we learned more.”

Stefan Bradl

18th

“It was a pretty tough day honestly. Jumping into a race weekend was always going to be tricky, so we made the most of what we could. In the race I didn’t really feel comfortable on the bike, but I was able to make a good start. On lap seven or eight I unfortunately made a mistake on the brakes into Turn 1 and I ran off. Then it was a race on my own and I did what I could. I’m looking forward to moving on to the next weekend. We have a whole weekend of data to understand the bike more, so let’s see what’s possible.”

MotoGP 2020
Race Round 4   Czech Republic

Grand Prix České republiky Race Resultschr

Dry
Humidity
38%
Track Temp
46°C
Air Temp
30°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Binder Brad 33 RSA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 41'38.764
2 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 20 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 5.266
3 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 16 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 6.470
4 Rins Alex 42 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 6.609
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.517
6 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 10 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 7.969
7 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 11.827
8 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 8 LCR Honda Honda 12.862
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 7 Pramac Racing Ducati 15.013
10 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 15.087
11 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 5 Ducati Team Ducati 16.455
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 4 Ducati Team Ducati 18.506
13 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 3 LCR Honda Honda 18.736
14 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 2 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19.720
15 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 1 Repsol Honda Team Honda 24.597
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 29.004
17 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 32.290
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 55.977
19 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
20 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
21 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
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 more… 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 41m07.728s (166.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
2020 Race Winner Brad Binder (KTM)