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).
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|Longest straight||0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles|
Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps
|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)|