Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez got back to business today at Brno, both riders starting the Czech weekend on the right foot.

After ending FP1 seventh fastest, Dani finished the day on top of the standings as the only rider able to lap under the 1’56 barrier when he put a soft rear tyre on at the end of FP2. The Spaniard is happy to have also been fast on hard tyres during the entire session.

Marc set the third fastest time in the morning and then, following his usual path of work, spent all FP2 on the same set of hard Michelin tyres, focusing on his race pace and closing the day in tenth place, just 0.659 down from his teammate.

Dani Pedrosa

1st 1'55.976

“Today was good because we were able to keep a good pace especially in FP2 on hard tyres. We did a good job there and then also in the final part of the session when we fit a soft rear. That was important because we normally struggle with the soft tyre while today we had a good feeling and good speed. That said, we’ll keep our feet on the ground because not every rider put the soft tyre on today and we need to repeat the performance tomorrow in qualifying. Regarding the final tyre choice for the race I think we’ll need to make more tests tomorrow.”

Marc Marquez

10th 1'56.635

“We started with a good setup because we did a really good test here one month ago. The conditions are different as it’s extremely hot now and that means we had to adjust the setup. We’ve worked on it, and already we’re used to spending the whole first session on medium tyres and the second one on hard tyres, which I was able to make a good final lap time with, so we can say that we’re happy with how the day went. We’re a bit behind in the ranking but we worked well on the rhythm and we’re close in terms of the gap from the top. Dovi has done many laps on used tyres and Dani has also has been fast today so let’s wait and see, tomorrow we’ll understand better where we all are. So far, we think the hard front tyre will be the choice for Sunday while we need to make more tests for the rear choice. They say it may rain on Sunday but I hope it’ll stay dry, even if it’s very hot, because it’s less risky to make mistakes. Of course in case of rain we’ll try and make a good race!”

MotoGP 2018
Practice Round 10   Czech Republic

Free Practice 2 Combined Classification

Sunny
Humidity
33%
Track Temp
49°C
Air Temp
32°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.976
2 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.123
3 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 0.168
4 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.224
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.242
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.416
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.504
8 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.545
9 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.559
10 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.659
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.668
12 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.685
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.939
14 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1.038
15 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1.229
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.315
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.441
18 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.497
19 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.522
20 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.530
21 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 1.671
22 Luthi Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.753
23 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.965
24 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.138
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 2.151
26 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.477
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)