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.
Czech GP Combined Free Practice Classification
|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|
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|
|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||41m07.728s (166.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)|
|2019 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|