Brno, Czech Republic

2012 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 12, Brno

MotoGP Championship standings for round 12, 2012

2012 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 12, Brno

Championship standings for round 12, 2012

2012 Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 12, Brno

Championship standings for round 12, 2012

Jonathan Rea To Test Repsol Honda, Replace Casey Stoner During Absence

Jonathan Rea has been drafted in to replace Casey Stoner during the Australian's absence due to the ankle injury he suffered at Indianapolis. The Ulsterman is to test the factory Honda RC213V at Brno during the official MotoGP test on Monday, and then again at Aragon in just over a week's time. 

The decision to draft in Rea was made as a reward for his loyalty to Honda throughout the years. Rea has stuck with Honda in WSBK, and achieving strong results on a CBR1000RR that is starting to get a little long in the tooth. Rea winning the Suzuka 8 hours endurance race earlier this year was also greatly appreciated by HRC top management.

How many races Rea will get on the bike is still uncertain. Casey Stoner has now arrived in Australia, and is expected to have surgery on Wednesday. He is almost certain to be forced to miss Misano, and the following race at Aragon is also uncertain. None of the remaining rounds on the MotoGP calendar clash with World Superbikes, so though Rea would find himself with a full schedule, it would be possible for Rea to substitute for Stoner for the rest of the year, if necessary.

Below is the official press release from Honda, and a video statement from Rea courtesy of the Honda World Superbike team:


Jonathan Rea to test for Repsol Honda Team

2012 Brno MotoGP Race Result: Thrilling Last Lap Settles Close Race

Result and summary of the MotoGP race at Brno:

2012 Brno Moto2 Race Result: Tense Race-Long Battle Sees Four Men Chase Victory

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Brno:

2012 Brno Moto3 Race Result: Drying Conditions Unleash Tight Battle For Podium

Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Brno:

2012 Brno MotoGP Warm Up Result: Spies Tops Damp Morning Session

Ben Spies has gone fastest in a very damp morning warm up session. It stopped raining shortly after the session started, so track condtions improved as warm up went on, but the track was still fully wet when practice ended. Spies finished ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi, after Rossi had led for most of the session.

Results:

2012 Brno Moto2 Warm Up Result: Redding Edges Luthi In Wet

Results:

2012 Brno Moto3 Warm Up Result: Folger Leads In The Wet

Results:

2012 Brno MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Of Small Differences Making A Big Difference, And The Last Of The Contracts

Up until the start of MotoGP qualifying, it looked like Dani Pedrosa had the race at Brno just about wrapped up. The media center joke was that they might as well start writing his name on the trophy, so much faster was the Repsol Honda man. And then he crashed in qualifying, and started going an awful lot slower, in a tale that has echoes of Casey Stoner's time at Ducati.

The crash was relatively simple - "maybe I was on the limit too much," Pedrosa said, and Brno with its long corners, some flat and some downhill, means the riders are pushing the front for a lot of the time at the circuit - but the consequences were serious. Pedrosa returned to the pits, got on his second bike, and immediately had much worse chatter than before. Despite the setup being identical on both bikes. This is the kind of thing that Casey Stoner used to suffer at Ducati, two identical bikes that felt different, an issue that he never suffered at Honda. But the problem with hand-built prototypes is that apparently, even tiny deviations can cause a difference in feel, especially when pushed to their very limits by riders as sensitive as Pedrosa.

2012 Brno MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying at Brno:

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2012 Brno Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Brno:

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12
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2012 Brno Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Another Pole Record Smashed

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Brno:

2012 Brno MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Record Pulverized

Results and summary of the qualifying practice at Brno for the MotoGP class:

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