Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa experienced very different races today in the Czech Republic in front of 138,000 fans.
Starting from second on the grid, Marc held his position behind pole man Jorge Lorenzo from the beginning. Dani – who’s qualifying was affected by his injured left ankle – started from 9th but after being pushed around by Hernandez in the first corner he found himself in 12th. He climbed back up to 10th by the end of the first lap, and then by lap four he was already in 8th as Jorge and Marc set an incredible pace and a gap of over two seconds, with Marc setting the race’s fastest lap (1’56.048).
On lap seven Dani caught and passed Smith and was now in sixth, chasing down Dovizioso and Iannone ahead of him, meanwhile Jorge started to push and open up a small gap over him and Marc, which he controlled to the end. By lap sixteen, Dani was on the back of Dovizioso and pushing hard to overtake. He managed to pass briefly on the penultimate lap before being passed back, and then on the final lap Dani made his move stick and crossed the line to take 5th by just 0.075 seconds.
Marc remains third in the Championship Standings on 159 (52 points behind Lorenzo and Rossi on 211) and Dani is seventh on 91 points.
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||25||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||42'53.042|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||20||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+4.462|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||16||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||+10.397|
|4||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||13||Ducati Team||Ducati||+13.071|
|5||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||11||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+15.650|
|6||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||10||Ducati Team||Ducati||+15.725|
|7||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||9||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+21.821|
|8||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||8||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+23.240|
|9||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||7||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||+43.784|
|10||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||6||Pramac Racing||Ducati||+45.261|
|11||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||5||Pramac Racing||Ducati||+49.973|
|12||Redding Scott||45||GBR||4||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||+50.174|
|13||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||3||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||+54.437|
|14||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||2||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||+54.624|
|15||Baz Loris||76||FRA||1||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||+1'00.316|
|16||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||0||Avintia Racing||Ducati||+1'01.595|
|18||Di Meglio Mike||63||FRA||0||Avintia Racing||Ducati||+1'05.944|
|19||Miller Jack||43||AUS||0||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||+1'11.407|
|20||Corti Claudio||71||ITA||0||Athina Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||+1'50.033|
|21||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||0||AB Motoracing||Honda||+2'02.655|
|22||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||DNF|
|23||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||0||LCR Honda||Honda||DNF|
|24||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||0||Aspar Team||Honda||DNF|
|25||De Angelis Alex||15||RSM||0||E-Motion IodaRacing Team||ART||DNF|
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)|