Fresh from an important podium finish, Championship leader Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa were back on track in Brno for a one-day test, held in sunny and fair weather conditions that were cooler than yesterday’s race, with air and ground temperatures of 25° and 34° C, respectively.

The Repsol Honda men worked on HRC’s intense programme which included testing several new updates and which focused on improving the bike’s setup.

Marc was fastest of the day with his time of 1’55.209” on lap 67 of 77, while Dani finished the day third with a time of 1’55.399” on lap 46 of 52.

Marc Marquez

1st 1'55.209

“Today was positive and I’m very happy because we did a lot of laps with a good feeling since the start of the test. We started early this morning and we went on until the evening with a new thing to try in every run. It’s tough when you have such a busy schedule, but Honda is working hard and that’s great motivation for a rider; we did a great job in testing everything that they brought here to Brno. Michelin is also working hard towards the future and brought a new front tyre here to test. Honestly it didn’t work as we were hoping for but it’s very good for us to see how much effort they give in trying to always improve, and surely today they gathered some useful information. As usual, towards the end of the day we put all of the best things together and we’ve done a good lap time. The fastest lap wasn’t the main target though, as it was more important to work for the future. In the end we’ve found several positive things and we’ll use something in the next race. I’m happy with the direction we’re taking and with the work we’re doing.”

Dani Pedrosa

3rd 1'55.399

“Today we worked hard trying to improve on the feeling we had in yesterday’s race and actually we did have a better feeling. The great change today was the track conditions, which were very good. The weather was perfect and the asphalt offered very good grip with a lot of rubber on track after an entire race weekend. We tried different electronics and suspension setup options and everything I tried was an improvement, so I could be faster and more consistent. It’s difficult to understand how much of this is a result of the track conditions and if it will be helpful on other tracks, so we’ll have to wait and see in Austria in few days.”

MotoGP 2018
Testing   Czech Republic

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
48%
Track Temp
34°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’55.209
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'55.342 / 0.133
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.399 / 0.190
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'55.517 / 0.308
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1'55.609 / 0.400
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'55.771 / 0.562
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.918 / 0.709
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'55.939 / 0.730
9 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'55.986 / 0.777
10 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'56.032 / 0.823
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'56.111 / 0.902
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'56.366 / 1.157
13 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'56.566 / 1.357
14 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1'56.622 / 1.413
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'56.697 / 1.488
16 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'56.855 / 1.646
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1'56.885 / 1.676
18 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'57.034 / 1.825
19 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'57.843 / 2.634
20 Aoyama Hiroshi JPN Team HRC Honda 1'59.334 / 4.125
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)