2014 Brno MotoGP FP4 Result: Rossi Quickest, Rossi Crashes

The weather didn't play a part on the free practice session, allowing riders to determine their pace for the racing tomorrow and get a last half hour of setup before the qualifying.

Valentino Rossi set a 1'56.207 lap early on, a time that stood throughout the entire session. Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez were able to go quicker in the first two sectors, but the Hondas couldn't tie the last half of the track together in spite of the fact the Honda's power put it at a theoretical advantage up the power-sapping incline in sector three.

Rossi unfortunately crashed and spent most of the session in the medical centre, tucking the front on a high-speed corner entry. He injured the little finger on his left hand, but was cleared for qualifying, having not suffered a fracture. His bike was damaged severely, but Rossi has a second bike for qualifying.

Bautista also crashed at the same spot, seconds after Rossi, and stated that he thought there was something on the track, but neither rider suggested a red flag.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'56.207    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'56.252 0.045 0.045
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'56.312 0.105 0.060
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'56.746 0.539 0.434
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'56.763 0.556 0.017
6 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'56.861 0.654 0.098
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'57.079 0.872 0.218
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'57.517 1.310 0.438
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'57.532 1.325 0.015
10 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'57.544 1.337 0.012
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'57.602 1.395 0.058
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'57.754 1.547 0.152
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'57.842 1.635 0.088
14 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'58.379 2.172 0.537
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'58.631 2.424 0.252
16 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'58.732 2.525 0.101
17 2 Leon CAMIER Honda 1'58.832 2.625 0.100
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'59.092 2.885 0.260
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'59.153 2.946 0.061
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'59.979 3.772 0.826
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'00.138 3.931 0.159
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'00.589 4.382 0.451
23 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'00.702 4.495 0.113
24 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'01.172 4.965 0.470

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
11
2014

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The old man is still quick

The old man is still quick

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