It was a positive first day in Brno for the Repsol Honda Team, with Marc Marquez the fastest at the end of FP2 after once again showing his incredible talent and instinct by spectacularly saving a possible crash. Teammate Dani Pedrosa was 10th but improved both his speed and feeling with the bike over the day.
Marc was sixth in FP1 after having his fastest lap cancelled due to exceeding the track limit at turn 14, like many other riders. He was able to make a step forward in FP2, aided by a setup modification that improved his feeling enough to lower his time by over a second with a new tyre; tomorrow he will continue working with his team to also improve his race pace with used tyres.
Dani worked with his team on two different setups for his RC213V, one of which suggested several positives that he will try to confirm tomorrow before qualifying.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'55.840|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.104|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.137|
|4||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.284|
|5||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.334|
|6||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.395|
|7||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.601|
|8||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||0.654|
|9||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.775|
|10||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.822|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.997|
|12||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.117|
|13||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.212|
|14||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.250|
|15||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.495|
|16||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.496|
|17||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||1.631|
|18||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.729|
|19||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.884|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2.214|
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)|