Championship leader, Marc Marquez, and yesterday’s race winner, Dani Pedrosa, were back on track today in Brno for the post-race test.

This was a chance for the Repsol Honda riders to confirm some modifications made on the 2015 prototype after the initial test at this track just over a month ago. Despite a brief afternoon shower, track conditions were noticeably better than during the July test – after the action from the weekend – and both riders reported positively on the RC213V evolution, especially the chassis, and set their fastest times of the day on the new machine.

Marc, who finished off the podium for the first time in his MotoGP career yesterday, was back on top today working on setups on his current 2014 bike this morning. This afternoon he concentrated on the 2015 machine and set the fastest time of the day – 1’55.411 on lap 54 of 65 – and a new lap record, 0.116 faster than Crutchlow’s 2013 pole position (1’55.527), and 0.174 faster than his own pole time from Saturday (1’55.585).

Dani worked on suspension settings and engine mappings on his 2014 RC213V in preparation for the remainder of the season. However, he also set his best time of 1’56.014 (lap 23 of 38) on the 2015 prototype, and finished 3rd fastest for the day. The next chance Marc and Dani will have to ride the 2015 RC213V will be in Valencia at the end of the year.

Now the team will head home for a week’s rest before returning for round twelve in Silverstone.

Marc Marquez

“Today went very well and I am very happy, because we’ve erased the doubts that we had after yesterday’s race. We didn’t understand what had happened. We reached the conclusion that many factors combined yesterday, because today we were fast from the start and had a good pace with the same setup as yesterday. This morning we focused on work with this year’s bike, using some different setups, and I immediately felt very comfortable. Later we tried out the new bike again, which has great potential, and we set a good time with it. The best thing is that the pace we had today was back to that which we had over the entire weekend – except for Sunday.”

Dani Pedrosa

“We used today to try different setups, using the data gathered during the race yesterday here at Brno. Above all we focused on suspensions and on engine mapping, bearing in mind the races we have remaining this season. We also tested next year’s bike, which has a few updates compared to the last time we rode it here in July. After the first test we made a few changes; some worked out positively and others didn’t, but we were able to take a further step forward with its development and the next time we will test it will be at Valencia.”

MotoGP 2014
Testing Round 11   Czech Republic

Testing Results

Brief Showers
Humidity
36%
Track Temp
37°C
Air Temp
26°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.411
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.566
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'56.014
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'56.173
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'56.446
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'56.451
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'56.502
8 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'56.519
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'56.806
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'56.988
11 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Ducati 1'57.375
12 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'57.659
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 1'57.772
14 Carnier Leon 2 GBR Aspar Team Honda 1'58.179
15 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 1'58.327
16 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'58.759
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 1'59.662
18 Noyes Kenny 49 USA Avintia Racing FTR 2'03.442
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)