2013 Brno MotoGP FP2 Result: Bradl Nips Lorenzo

Stefan Bradl put in a blistering late lap to push reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo into second place during the second free practice at the Brno circuit Friday. Lorenzo, who spent most of Friday at the top of the charts, finished a mere three hundredths of a second behind the German rider. Dani Pedrosa ended the session third fastest, a full tenth of a second back. Valentino Rossi, in his 18th Grand Prix here in the Czech Republic, came in fourth with last week's race-winner Marc Marquez in fifth. Marquez, the championship points leader who won his third race in a row last week, didn't threaten the top times in both of Friday's practice sessions.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'56.500  
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'56.538 0.038 / 0.038
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'56.600 0.100 / 0.062
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'56.726 0.226 / 0.126
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'56.733 0.233 / 0.007
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'56.800 0.300 / 0.067
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'57.351 0.851 / 0.551
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'57.401 0.901 / 0.050
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'57.754 1.254 / 0.353
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'57.896 1.396 / 0.142
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'58.039 1.539 / 0.143
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'58.217 1.717 / 0.178
13 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'58.958 2.458 / 0.741
14 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'59.235 2.735 / 0.277
15 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'59.288 2.788 / 0.053
16 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'59.390 2.890 / 0.102
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 1'59.539 3.039 / 0.149
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'59.613 3.113 / 0.074
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'59.719 3.219 / 0.106
20 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'59.799 3.299 / 0.080
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'00.338 3.838 / 0.539
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 2'00.413 3.913 / 0.075
23 45 Martin BAUER S&B Suter 2'00.730 4.230 / 0.317
24 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 2'01.549 5.049 / 0.819
25 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 2'01.746 5.246 / 0.197

 

Round Number: 
11
2013
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Comments

... in for an exciting Sunday if these first 2 sessions are any indication. Rossi's form in particular is a good sign based on the similarities with his Friday performance at Assen earlier this season. It's also great to see Jorge responding so strongly, I've got a feeling this championship is going to tighten up nicely in the 2nd half.

Predicted to rain Sunday. Pedrosa either way.

What changed for DePuniet a few races ago? Is he hurt or is something else going on that I missed? Thanks :)