On another hot and sunny day at Brno, with asphalt temperatures reaching 50° C at the time of the qualifying session, Marc Marquez secured a very important front-row start, setting the third-fastest time of the day, just 0.272” down on pole-setter Andrea Dovizioso and 0.05” off Valentino Rossi in second.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa set the sixth-fastest lap time and displayed a competitive pace in both FP3 and FP4 (the latter topped by Marc), but was unable to repeat yesterday’s strong performance when it was the moment for the time attack; he had to settle for the 10th starting spot for tomorrow’s Czech GP, which starts at 2 p.m. local time.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'54.961

“We had realized this morning that with the setup we chose, we’re missing a little bit in a single lap with the new tyre, but I feel more comfortable when the tyres start to drop. Anyway, a front-row start is a very positive result at this track. So far we’re having a solid weekend, and I decided to not try a final time attack at the end of qualifying, as it would’ve been a bit too risky. I’m especially happy with my race pace, because step-by-step, we’ve been able to improve over the weekend. Dovi and Lorenzo have a great pace too, actually the best, but we’re close enough, so it will be interesting to see where we can finish tomorrow. I think Valentino will also be there, so it will be a nice race. It will also be a very long one, so it will be very important to be focused and consistent, and of course tyre choice and management will be very important. It will be tough to make the podium, but we’ll try and go for it.”

Dani Pedrosa

10th 1'55.474

“Today we were able to have two positive free sessions and to work well enough on our race setup, but qualifying was difficult. It’s a shame because 10th is not what we were hoping for. I tried to improve with the soft tyre, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to take a bigger step forward than I did. It’s not the best situation for tomorrow, but I hope I’ll be able to get a good start and especially to be fast in the first couple of laps, as it will crucial to move up.”

MotoGP 2018
Qualifying Round 10   Czech Republic

Qualifying Classification

Sunny
Humidity
33%
Track Temp
50°C
Air Temp
32°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'54.689
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.267
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.272
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.349
5 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.366
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.514
7 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.532
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.581
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.742
10 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.785
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.997
12 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.134
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'56.029
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 0.493
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.680
16 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.747
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.778
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Team HRC Honda 0.792
19 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.815
20 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.974
21 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.499
22 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.670
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1.679
24 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.712
25 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.900
26 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.510
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)
2018 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)