The timesheet at the MotoGP test at Brno has seen few changes since this morning, with most teams now working on a general development direction rather than trying to post a fast lap. Ben Spies was immediately faster on the 1000 than he was on the 800, can came off the bike seriously impressed at the work that Yamaha had already done. Nicky Hayden is very pleased with the GP11.1, finding it a great improvement over the GP11, and was nearly two-thirds of a second faster on the new bike than on his old bike.
Times at 1pm local time:
Times at 11am:
Casey Stoner is so far the fastest man on track at the post-race MotoGP test at Brno, the Repsol Honda rider already circulating under his fastest race lap time on the 1000cc RC213V. Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies are 2nd and 3rd fastest, the Yamaha riders still on the 800cc Yamaha M1, testing a new engine. The Yamahas are ahead of the Ducatis, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden running back-to-back comparisons between the GP11 and GP11.1 version of the Desmosedici.
Times from 10:15 am local:
Race day turned up plenty of surprises at Brno, some good, some bad, and some, well, just surprising. The three races turned up a tense duel, a full-on fairing-banging barnstormer and, well, a MotoGP race with a surprise podium, and proved that the layout of the Brno circuit is one of the very best in the world.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race on Sunday at Brno:
Tough Battle for Yamaha at Brno
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Brno:
Casey Stoner has taken an utterly convincing victory in the Brno MotoGP race, ahead of a surprise podium of Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Simoncelli, and extending his lead in the championship by a significant margin over Jorge Lorenzo, who could only manage to finish 4th.
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Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Brno:
Andrea Iannone has taken his second victory of the season in a classic Moto2 barnburner at Brno. The Speed Master rider came out on top of a race-long scrap with Marc Marquez, Stefan Bradl, Alex de Angelis and Thomas Luthi, taking the lead on the last lap and holding off challenges to the line.
Results and summary of the 125cc race at Brno:
Sandro Cortese has taken victory in the first race of the day, passing Johann Zarco on the penultimate lap and then holding off the Frenchman's challenge all the way to the line. Though denied victory, Zarco's 2nd place and a mechanical problem for Nico Terol allowed the Frenchman to close the championship gap to Terol to just 12 points, reigniting the title race.