MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Brno MotoGP Test Times: Lorenzo Fastest After Truncated Test

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Jorge Lorenzo ended the day as the fastest man at Brno, after a test which was extended due to a late start. A truck had spilled oil on the circuit, and the track needed to be cleaned and then dry. Circuit conditions were far from perfect, after a full day of rain on Sunday.

The two Movistar Yamahas ended the day as fastest, ahead of the Repsol Honda of Marc Marquez. Cal Crutchlow was fourth quickest, ahead of Maverick Viñales on the Suzuki.

Alex Lowes got in a few laps on Pol Espargaro's Monster Tech 3 Yamaha, but his spin on the bike came to an end early, when he crashed the bike. He was unhurt in the crash, the bike not sustaining much damage.

Times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:55.394    
2 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.765 0.371 0.371
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:56.148 0.754 0.383
4 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:56.273 0.879 0.125
5 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.524 1.130 0.251
6 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:56.619 1.225 0.095
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:56.857 1.463 0.238
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:56.952 1.558 0.095
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 1:57.077 1.683 0.125
10 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:57.863 2.469 0.786
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP15 1:58.421 3.027 0.558
12 22 Alex Lowes Yamaha M1 1:59.558 4.164 1.137

 

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2016 Brno MotoGP Race Result: You Didn’t See This One Coming

With the promised rain stopping before the start of the MotoGP race but leaving plenty of water behind, it looked to be another episode of the Flag-to-Flag Show, the famous nerve-wracking soap opera tending to throw massive surprises. Well no pitstops were needed in the end but the massive shocks were still on the menu, Cal Crutchlow sailing into a decisive victory and giving Great Britain their first MotoGP win in thirty-five years. It was also the sixth different winner in consecutive races in the top class.

Seven seconds down on the LCR rider finished Valentino Rossi, both gambling on harder option rear tyres, dropping back massively at the beginning of the race and fighting it off outside the top ten only to get up to speed as the race hotted up, making their way through the field, Crutchlow a few steps ahead of the Italian.

Having held onto the lead for a while after the start, poleman Marc Marquez dropped behind a trio of Ducatis, spending most of the race outside of podium contention but eventually becoming the last “survivor” on soft rear tyres and grabbing a comfortable third place. The championship leader played it safe (by his standards) to grab sure points in the title battle.

What happened to the red trio? Well, Andrea Dovizioso, teammate Andrea Iannone plus Scott Redding mugged Marquez off the lead early and juggled positions at the front. The world championship leader ended up facing the Suzukis and an impressive Hector Barbera as the fastest man in the Spanish mini-group that he eventually led.

With thirteen laps to go, Dovizioso lost yet another podium and even more luck as apparent tyre issues forced him to pit then retire. Iannone, Redding and Barbera were left to fight it off for the podium but the joy didn’t last long, Crutchlow catching up at an incredible rate, second with nine laps to go. Iannone and Redding suffered severe tyre degradation in the final laps, last week’s victor dropping to eighth, with Redding finishing fifteenth.

In the final three laps, Crutchlow and Rossi were away at the front but the battle for the last podium spot was hotting up. Marquez picked up Iannone and Barbera before Loris Baz came out of almost literally nowhere to do the same and land in fourth across the line. Avintia teammate Barbera finished behind him, in a great weekend for the team, with another fantastic performance from Eugene Laverty seeing him take sixth.

A Ducati duo grabbed seventh and eighth, with Danilo Petrucci leading Iannone over the line, followed by a disappointing ninth for Maverick Vinales and an encouraging tenth for Tito Rabat, the Marc VDS rider two places ahead of Dani Pedrosa.

Did I not mention the world champion yet? That’s because the less said about Jorge Lorenzo’s race, the better. The Spaniard dropped back at the start, the same as Rossi, and started to pick his way up in the second half of the race, showing good speed to advance through the field. With seven laps to go, he took the curious decision to pit and change bikes, despite protestations from his team, apparently due to tyre troubles. He quickly returned to get back on his first bike, rejoining the track last and getting lapped by the leaders.

That leaves Marquez with a bit more breathing space in the world championship once again, 53 points ahead of Rossi, then Italian sneaking ahead of his teammate by 6 points.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 47'44.290
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +7.298
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +9.587
4 76 Loris BAZ Ducati +12.558
5 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati +13.093
6 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati +13.812
7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +23.414
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati +24.562
9 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki +24.581
10 53 Tito RABAT Honda +37.131
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati +39.911
12 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda +41.097
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha +43.202
14 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia +45.687
15 45 Scott REDDING Ducati +1'02.201
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia +1'18.841
17 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1 Lap
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  4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 7 Laps
  38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 8 Laps
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 9 Laps

 

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11
2016
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2016 Brno Moto2 Race Result: A Twist In The Championship Tale

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Sixteen degrees and pouring rain wasn’t exactly a red carpet welcome for the intermediate class, the tricky conditions seeing some surprising performances, of the good and bad varieties. Despite starting in eighth position, Jonas Folger was the big winner from start to finish, taking over from the poleman and steadily building a gap that extended to almost five seconds, the German taking his first win of the season.

The rain was good news for Alex Rins as well, the Spaniard converting a third row start into a silver-covered trophy after a comfortable ride ahead of Sam Lowes. The Brit seemed to be the big loser at the start, ending the lead group of six that was starting to form, but making his way back to the top to ride into third, with a few hairy moments along the way.

A third into the race, the top four had already started to see some significant gaps formed, with Takaaki Nakagami leading a small group with Hafizh Syahrin and Alex Marquez four seconds back on the podium contenders. As Marquez was on the move to lead the chasers, Matia Pasini and Luca Marini joined the fight, both seeming to enjoy the tricky conditions. While the first Italian went on to finish just off the podium in fourth, Marini lost control and crashed out halfway through the race. Almost at the same time as that incident, Simone Corsi and Nakagami tangled, the Japanese crashing out and ending his race-finish record, Corsi earning a ride-through penalty.

Slowly but surely, large gaps appeared in the top eight, only Pasini and Marquez enjoying a gap under one second but without much of a fight, Marquez finishing behind the Italtrans rider, in fifth. Sandro Cortese briefly joined that battle but a late incident with Pasini saw him crash out.

But Sunday’s biggest loser was the championship leader, Johann Zarco starting to go backwards after a decent start, stuck in the second group outside of the top ten. With fifteen laps to go, the championship leader had dropped out of the points positions but managed to snatch a few after several crashes and penalties, dealing with unfamiliar competition in Xavi Vierge, Xavier Simeon and Isaac Vinales.

That eleventh place for Zarco and a podium for Rins tightened up the title fight to 19 points, with Lowes a full race win behind Rins.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 45'30.342
2 40 Alex RINS Kalex +5.175
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex +9.021
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +14.763
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex +17.959
6 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +24.247
7 52 Danny KENT Kalex +25.696
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +25.916
9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex +27.199
10 95 Anthony WEST Suter +36.340
11 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex +36.754
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 +37.377
13 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up +37.456
14 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 +37.579
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up +37.776
16 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +49.011
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex +1'01.767
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +1'08.803
19 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up +1'09.535
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex +1'09.554
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex +1'16.694
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex +1'16.851
23 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex +1'17.235
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex +1'43.708
25 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1 Lap
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  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 9 Laps
  10 Luca MARINI Kalex 10 Laps
    Not Finished 1st Lap    
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 0 Lap

 

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11
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2016 Brno Moto3 Race Result: Rain Drops New Winner In Brno

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With steady rain falling all throughout the race and tyres spraying water high into the air, there were two safe bets for victory in Brno. And good thing they weren’t worth the investment as both Khairul Idham Pawi and Brad Binder failed to live up to expectations, the two crashing in the final laps of the race and handing a comfortable victory (as comfortable as could be in these conditions) to Scotsman John McPhee, adding a new name to Moto3’s winners list. Behind him, Jorge Martin and Fabio di Giannantonio added the Spanish and Italian flag to the podium.

Binder had started well but Jorge Martin took over at the front by the time the first lap was completed. The championship leader then dropped to fifth as local rider Jakub Kornfeil and rookie Aron Canet made their way into podium contention. Martin started to build a gap in front, reaching a full second ahead of the group led by a resurging Binder. The chaser group seemed to have settled with Binder, McPhee and Canet dropping the rest of the pack and pulling back Martin. Once he dealt with him, the South African found his way to the top to lead for most of the race.

Pawi had made up fifteen places on the first lap, working his way to the top, needing only eight laps to catch up on the lead group, taking Fabio di Giannantonio with him. Just as the Malaysian was reaching the group, Aron Canet crashed out gifting Pawi fourth place and dibs at attacking Jorge Martin.

While all that was going on, Binder and McPhee took off at the front by over three seconds. Once past Martin, halfway through the race, Pawi struggled to bring down the gap as McPhee gradually dropped out of Binder’s spray but maintaining a comfortable second.

With five laps to go, disaster struck for runaway leader Binder, who lost the rear into turn one causing his first DNF of the season. One lap later, Pawi had a massive highside in turn twelve, the Malaysian crashing out as well. Inheriting a ten-second lead wasn’t enough for McPhee, the Saxoprint rider pushing at the front and having to save a big moment with two laps to go. But save it he did and the Scotsman went on to cross the line first, with eight seconds in hand over Martin and Di Giannantonio, the two riding a sensible race while everyone was crashing around them.

After a good start challenging at the top, Enea Bastianini started to lose ground massively, down to fifteenth, embroiled in battle with a large group behind the podium contenders. With three laps left, he got to the top of that thinning group to finish fourth, ahead of another good performance by last year’s winner Niccolo Antonelli.

With a dreadful couple of practice sessions, Spielberg winner Joan Mir had a bit more fun in the rain, the Spaniard climbing into eighth, behind local rider Jakub Kornfeil and impressive fellow rookie Bo Bendsneyder.

Despite Binder’s crash, Jorge Navarro did not manage to cut back much of his lead, the Spaniard finishing tenth after yoyo-ing in the midfield following a pretty poor start. Binder now leads by 61 points, Enea Bastianini climbing into third, 85 points off Binder, after Pecco Bagnaia crashed and Romano Fenati did not take part in the race.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 45'36.087
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra +8.806
3 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda +9.777
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +10.654
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +13.872
6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda +15.533
7 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM +15.819
8 36 Joan MIR KTM +16.289
9 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM +16.473
10 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda +16.681
11 95 Jules DANILO Honda +18.198
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM +21.640
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra +31.007
14 11 Livio LOI Honda +36.895
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM +43.651
16 98 Karel HANIKA KTM +57.814
17 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM +1'01.428
18 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra +1'04.134
19 6 Maria HERRERA KTM +1'27.585
20 76 Hiroki ONO Honda +1'27.997
21 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM +1'33.942
22 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra +1'34.610
23 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM +1'34.942
24 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra +2'08.319
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  55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 3 Laps
  41 Brad BINDER KTM 5 Laps
  89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 5 Laps
  43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 5 Laps
  40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 6 Laps
  21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 7 Laps
  12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 8 Laps
  7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 10 Laps
  44 Aron CANET Honda 11 Laps

 

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11
2016
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2016 Brno MotoGP Warm Up Result: Redding Rules In Rain

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'09.500    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'10.546 1.046 1.046
3 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'10.955 1.455 0.409
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'11.083 1.583 0.128
5 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 2'11.140 1.640 0.057
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'11.150 1.650 0.010
7 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 2'11.406 1.906 0.256
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'11.536 2.036 0.130
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'11.734 2.234 0.198
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'11.787 2.287 0.053
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 2'12.445 2.945 0.658
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'12.699 3.199 0.254
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'12.748 3.248 0.049
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'12.763 3.263 0.015
15 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 2'12.981 3.481 0.218
16 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'13.274 3.774 0.293
17 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'13.683 4.183 0.409
18 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 2'13.715 4.215 0.032
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'14.227 4.727 0.512
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'15.784 6.284 1.557

 

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11
2016
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2016 Brno Moto2 Warm Up Result: Folger Makes Waves

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'17.297    
2 52 Danny KENT Kalex 2'17.407 0.110 0.110
3 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'17.790 0.493 0.383
4 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'17.981 0.684 0.191
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'18.014 0.717 0.033
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 2'18.070 0.773 0.056
7 95 Anthony WEST Suter 2'18.135 0.838 0.065
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'18.149 0.852 0.014
9 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'18.292 0.995 0.143
10 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'19.011 1.714 0.719
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'19.075 1.778 0.064
12 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'19.119 1.822 0.044
13 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'19.130 1.833 0.011
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'19.351 2.054 0.221
15 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'19.367 2.070 0.016
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 2'19.439 2.142 0.072
17 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'19.775 2.478 0.336
18 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 2'20.032 2.735 0.257
19 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'20.281 2.984 0.249
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'20.811 3.514 0.530
21 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'20.915 3.618 0.104
22 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'21.014 3.717 0.099
23 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'21.085 3.788 0.071
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'21.269 3.972 0.184
25 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'21.655 4.358 0.386
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'22.499 5.202 0.844
27 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 2'22.629 5.332 0.130
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 2'23.568 6.271 0.939
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11
2016
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2016 Brno Moto3 Warm Up Result: McPhee Sets Sail

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Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 2'22.759    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'23.233 0.474 0.474
3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'24.015 1.256 0.782
4 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 2'24.249 1.490 0.234
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 2'24.448 1.689 0.199
6 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'24.567 1.808 0.119
7 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'24.863 2.104 0.296
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'25.068 2.309 0.205
9 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 2'25.430 2.671 0.362
10 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'25.457 2.698 0.027
11 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'25.474 2.715 0.017
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 2'25.797 3.038 0.323
13 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 2'26.120 3.361 0.323
14 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'26.191 3.432 0.071
15 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 2'26.273 3.514 0.082
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'26.361 3.602 0.088
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'26.468 3.709 0.107
18 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 2'26.612 3.853 0.144
19 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 2'26.682 3.923 0.070
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 2'26.772 4.013 0.090
21 36 Joan MIR KTM 2'26.802 4.043 0.030
22 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'26.937 4.178 0.135
23 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'27.005 4.246 0.068
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'27.558 4.799 0.553
25 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 2'28.023 5.264 0.465
26 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 2'28.290 5.531 0.267
27 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'28.920 6.161 0.630
28 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 2'29.009 6.250 0.089
29 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 2'29.324 6.565 0.315
30 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 2'30.144 7.385 0.820
31 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'30.340 7.581 0.196
32 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 2'31.514 8.755 1.174
33 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'31.935 9.176 0.421
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11
2016
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2016 Brno Moto2 Qualifying Result: Every Hundredth Counts *UPDATED*

If there’s one thing we know by now is to never underestimate Johann Zarco. He might not have led every session this weekend but he made it to the top when it mattered, in the final minutes of the qualifying session to be precise. The championship leader grabbed a late pole from Sam Lowes, following the British rider across the line on the last lap.

The Gresini rider will line up second on the grid, losing the first position for only three hundredths of a second. It was a good day for the Marquez household as well, with Alex posting a top time early in the session and spending most of it at the top. He dropped back to third in the final minutes but still records his first front row start in the intermediate class.

Takaaki Nakagami will be starting from the top of the second row, with Thomas Luthi fifth. The Swiss rider had set a good time on his third lap, keeping his position after getting thrown down the road in turn nine and prompting a red flag in the final five minutes of the session. He was reported as ok after the massive hit but was transported to the hospital for further checks. Franco Morbidelli grabbed sixth position to end the second row.

A bit of a recovery job was put together by Alex Rins, the Spaniard struggling all weekend to eventually benefit from chasing Zarco’s tail in the final minutes and taking seventh spot. He will share the third row with Jonas Folger, the German adding some tumbles to his personal record and Simone Corsi in ninth. Originally qualified in eighth spot, Danny Kent had several laptimes cancelled after a tyre pressure infringement, dropping him back to sixteenth.

Despite showing good speed throughout the weekend, Lorenzo Baldassarri only managed to replicate one of his feats from FP3, unfortunately not the positive one, crashing yet again early in the session and dropping back massively, only completing a few laps to finish twentieth.

Revised results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'01.581    
2 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'01.614 0.033 0.033
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'01.831 0.250 0.217
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'02.046 0.465 0.215
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'02.049 0.468 0.003
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'02.099 0.518 0.050
7 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'02.139 0.558 0.040
8 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'02.293 0.712 0.154
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'02.315 0.734 0.022
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 2'02.372 0.791 0.057
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'02.380 0.799 0.008
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'02.413 0.832 0.033
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 2'02.462 0.881 0.049
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'02.528 0.947 0.066
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'02.577 0.996 0.049
16 52 Danny KENT Kalex 2'02.667 1.086 0.090
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'02.669 1.088 0.002
18 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'02.780 1.199 0.111
19 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'02.985 1.404 0.205
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'03.024 1.443 0.039
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'03.316 1.735 0.292
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 2'03.352 1.771 0.036
23 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'03.431 1.850 0.079
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'03.570 1.989 0.139
25 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 2'03.601 2.020 0.031
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'03.968 2.387 0.367
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 2'04.306 2.725 0.338
28 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'04.376 2.795 0.070
29 95 Anthony WEST Suter 2'04.943 3.362 0.567

 

Round Number: 
11
2016
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2016 Brno MotoGP Qualifying Result: It Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings

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With Jorge Lorenzo blitzing through FP3 and edging ahead in FP4, you didn’t have to be a betting man (or typically intuitive woman) to expect to see the reigning world champion grab pole this afternoon. The Spaniard led at the top of the standings for the entire session, until the final minute that is. An incredible lap from, who else, Marc Marquez saw the championship leader grab the top spot and equal Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi for the most pole positions in Grand Prix history with sixty-three such superb occurrences.

That amazing last lap – that saw Marquez narrowly make his way past Rossi and Pol Espargaro – dropped Lorenzo to second on the grid, with a surprised Andrea Iannone grabbing third after the flag was out.

The second row will be a bittersweet result for Aleix Espargaro, the Suzuki rider holding onto third until Iannone snatched it away, the Spaniard joined by Hector Barbera in fifth, benefiting from a small tow behind Marquez. Rossi completes the second row, almost a second down on the poleman.

Andrea Dovizioso took to the track late, due to some bike issues early in the session, setting a handful of times on his way to seventh place. Behind him, Maverick Vinales showed good speed but did not get a chance at a late charge, retiring with mechanical issues before the session ended.

Dani Pedrosa had an extra chance to warm up for qualifying, having to go through Q1 once again, doing so to assure a start from ninth position, ending the third row of the grid. Fellow Honda struggler Cal Crutchlow will start from tenth, ahead of the second Q1 survivor, Bradley Smith, and his teammate Pol Espargaro.

Danilo Petrucci would be next but the Italian carries a three-place grid penalty from Austria, after the last lap incident with Eugene Laverty.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'54.596    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'54.849 0.253 0.253
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'55.227 0.631 0.378
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'55.324 0.728 0.097
5 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'55.437 0.841 0.113
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'55.509 0.913 0.072
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'55.748 1.152 0.239
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'55.787 1.191 0.039
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'55.841 1.245 0.054
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'55.930 1.334 0.089
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'56.115 1.519 0.185
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'56.522 1.926 0.407
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Q2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'55.793    
Q2 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'55.857 0.064 0.064
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'56.148 0.355 0.291
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'56.263 0.470 0.115
15 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'56.535 0.742 0.272
16 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'56.718 0.925 0.183
17 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'56.797 1.004 0.079
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'56.805 1.012 0.008
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'57.062 1.269 0.257
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'57.606 1.813 0.544

 

Round Number: 
11
2016
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2016 Brno MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Leads Iannone

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Probably the most indicative session of the weekend got started as predicted, with Andrea Iannone and Jorge Lorenzo taking turns at the top and confirming themselves as the main contenders for Sunday’s race. Still, the Italian couldn’t resist revisiting the gravel trap, this time keep it vertical without a worry. The fight ended with the Spaniard on top by a slender two thousands of a second.

The King of Sector 2 finished third, Marc Marquez ending the session with a few mid 1:56s, a tenth of a second off the leader. Valentino Rossi followed him in the timesheets, two tenths off Marquez and one tenth ahead of Maverick Vinales, the trio appearing to be the main challengers for Lorenzo and Iannone.

Andrea Dovizioso finished down in seventh, followed by an improved Dani Pedrosa. The Honda rider lost some precious time in the garage at the beginning of the session, dealing with brake issues, but made up for the lost minutes to end up seventh, six tenths off Lorenzo.

The session wasn’t without incidents, Pol Espargaro livening things up early with a front end crash at turn six, before Cal Crutchlow ended the proceedings by launching his Honda over the fence, both riders ok.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'56.275    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'56.277 0.002 0.002
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'56.399 0.124 0.122
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'56.628 0.353 0.229
5 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'56.769 0.494 0.141
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'56.905 0.630 0.136
7 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'56.939 0.664 0.034
8 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'57.083 0.808 0.144
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'57.163 0.888 0.080
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'57.165 0.890 0.002
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'57.447 1.172 0.282
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'57.473 1.198 0.026
13 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'57.518 1.243 0.045
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'57.613 1.338 0.095
15 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'57.941 1.666 0.328
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'58.119 1.844 0.178
17 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'58.146 1.871 0.027
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'58.241 1.966 0.095
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'58.426 2.151 0.185
20 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'58.604 2.329 0.178
Round Number: 
11
2016
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