It was a mixed first day in the Czech Republic for Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

This morning, with cooler temperatures, the riders attacked immediately with Marc second fastest and Dani third. At the end of the session Marc ran wide in turn thirteen and had to lay the bike in the gravel, thankfully he escaped uninjured.

This afternoon, the ambient temperature rose to over 30ºC and the session was littered with crashes from several riders as the track also rose to a high 46ºC.

Marc went fastest with his time of 1’56.513 on lap 3 of 6 and remained unbeaten for the remainder of the session. He was one of the few top riders to improve on the FP1 time despite crashing on his last exit in turn seven, fortunately walking away from the incident. His time placed him second for the day in the combined times.

Dani crashed early in the session – on just his second lap – after some oil leaked from his front fork as he rode through turn thirteen and resulted in a high side. Dani visited the medical centre for an x-ray where they confirmed there was no fracture but heavy bruising to the left ankle. He finished the day 4th in the combined times with 1’56.784 (FP1).

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'56.513

"Today was a very productive day, we have obtained a lot of data and we have seen that this will not be an easy circuit. I am fast over a single lap, but I am finding it harder to set a constant pace. In FP2 we finished first, but more importantly we have made a step forward with our pace, because it seems that Lorenzo is has a very fast rhythm. This afternoon we got close to him and we will see if tomorrow we can continue to improve, in order to be as close as possible to the top."

Dani Pedrosa

4th 1'56.784

"I had a problem with the front fork which I didn't realise until some oil hit the rear wheel as I was leaning over to the right into turn fourteen. The bike threw me off quite violently and I took a big knock to my left foot. I went to Clinica Mobile for a check-up and they performed an x-ray on my left ankle. Thankfully they confirmed there was no break or fracture, just a heavy contusion so I will have some treatment tonight and see how the situation is in the morning."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 11   Czech Republic

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
30%
Track Temp
46°C
Air Temp
32°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'56.499
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.513
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'56.750
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.784
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'56.821
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'57.038
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'57.078
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'57.137
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'57.202
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'57.229
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'57.544
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'57.575
13 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'57.607
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'57.718
15 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'57.860
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'58.484
17 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'58.512
19 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'58.589
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'58.656
21 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'58.669
22 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'58.678
23 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'59.680
24 Corti Claudio 71 ITA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'00.074
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'01.261
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)