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.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1'55.411|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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)|