Marc Marquez straight back to work as MotoGP action returns, second on Friday at the Czech GP as Stefan Bradl builds his speed in 14th.

After three weeks off for the mid-season MotoGP summer break, the Repsol Honda Team were straight back in to their working groove as round ten at the Automotodrom Brno got underway. Conditions remained clear over the two practice sessions, riders pushing hard during Free Practice 2 in case of rain on Saturday morning.

Fast from the start, Marquez led for much of Free Practice 1 before eventually settling for second place as other riders pushed exclusively for a fast lap. It was a busy FP2 session as well, Marquez and his team running through a variety of setup options. Switching to the soft rear in the final minutes of FP2, Marquez was able to improve to a 1’55.825 and end the day second fastest with one eye on Sunday.

Having finished FP1 in 22nd, Stefan Bradl improved his lap time by over two seconds to spend FP2 challenging for a spot in the top ten. Eventually ending in 14th, Bradl again showed strong pace aboard the Repsol Honda Team RC213V in the competitive MotoGP field.

The Czech GP continues at 09:55 local time Saturday, August 03, with Free Practice 3 and a mixed weather forecast looming.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'55.825

“It was important to start well after the summer break and the bike was feeling good today, allowing us to try a mix of tyres, settings and some chassis options. We concentrated on the setup more than the one lap speed until the last run because tomorrow it looks like there is a big chance of rain. Tonight we will look at everything to better understand the positives and negatives to choose our best option for tomorrow. We are happy, happy with how the day went and we will see what tomorrow brings but we are in a good place.”

Stefan Bradl

14th 1'56.876

“Well honestly today didn’t start well as it took me longer than expected to adjust back to MotoGP after Suzuka. But we made a big step from FP1 to FP2 and I was pleased with this, in FP2 I was able to get back the feeling I had in Germany. The improvements mean we ended the day well and I’m ready for the rest of the weekend where we have a busy schedule. Times are again very close but I think we can keep improving and close the gap to the leaders.”

MotoGP 2019
Practice Round 10   Czech Republic

Czech GP Combined Free Practice Classification

Sunny
Humidity
40%
Track Temp
29°C
Air Temp
24°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 1'55.802
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.023
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 0.269
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.269
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.282
6 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.423
7 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 0.617
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.641
9 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.725
10 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.791
11 Mir Joan 36 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.818
12 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.860
13 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 0.930
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda 1.074
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.156
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.255
17 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 1.296
18 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.454
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1.682
20 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.694
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.760
22 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.990
23 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2.091
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)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)