Today’s one-day post-race test in Brno officially started at 10:00 a.m. and was soon interrupted for two hours by a red flag in order to clean up some oil (left by trucks working overnight to remove some advertising banners). Around 1:30 p.m. the riders sporadically began taking to the track.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa got into action around 2:40, when track conditions improved enough to lap at a good pace, and ended when the track closed at 6:30. They tested a number of settings and electronic solutions and a new swingarm. Marc also tried two new Michelin front tyres that the French manufacturer asked the riders to test for 2017.

Marc had the third-fastest time of the day at 1’56.148 on lap 39 of 46. Dani finished the day seventh with a time of 1’56.857 on lap 29 of 43.

Marc Marquez

3rd (46 laps)

“The track was quite dirty at the start of the day, but as everyone went out it got cleaned up and the grip increased. We tested a lot of things, including some new front tyres. We focused our work on trying to understand why the bike is lifting into a wheelie coming out of the corners, and we gathered some positive data and some less positive, as often happens in these cases. We found out quite a lot of things about the setup, trying to absorb some of the wheelie and improve our acceleration. We also had a new swingarm, which may have potential at some circuits, so we’ll keep it ready but for now we’ll continue with the one we’ve used so far this season. All in all I think this test has been good and now we look forward to the Silverstone GP.”

Dani Pedrosa

7th (43 laps)

“We went out late today, as the track conditions weren’t good and we wouldn’t have understood if the work we did was good or not. Finally, we were able to start and we focused our work on trying to clarify the direction we want to follow for the setup in the coming races. Basically we tried to regroup and to find some new ideas to regain some confidence. We also tried a new swingarm and now we’ll analyse everything in order to build upon what we have understood. We didn’t test the new Michelin front tyres as our priorities at this moment were different, but we’ll definitely try them in the next test.”

MotoGP 2016
Testing Round 11   Czech Republic

Results

Cloudy / Sunny
Track Temp
31°C
Air Temp
20°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.394
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.765
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.148
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'56.273
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'56.524
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'56.619
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.857
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'56.952
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'57.077
10 Rabat Tito 53 SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'57.863
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 1'58.421
12 Lowes Alex 22 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'59.558
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)