2014 Brno MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Throws Down A Marker

Dani Pedrosa has topped the final session of practice for the MotoGP class at Brno. The Repsol Honda rider found a real burst of speed towards the end of the session, extending the gap over his teammate to over three tenths of a second by the end of the session. Marc Marquez was forced to settle for second, after taking an early lead.

The final minutes of the session turned hectic, as ever, with riders pushing hard for a fast lap to ensure a place in Q2. Bradley Smith posted an impressive time to take 3rd spot, under half a second off the time of Pedrosa, and just ahead of the Movistar Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Andrea Iannone secured his place in Q2 with the 6th fastest time, very close behind Rossi, and just a fration ahead of Pol Espargaro on the Tech 3 Yamah. Andrea Dovizioso led the factory Ducati pair, with Crutchlow posting the 9th fastest time ahead of Aleix Espargaro. Aleix Espargaro had been unable to improve his time from yesterday, but had already booked a place in Q2. 

The Repsol Hondas had a clear advantage, but behind them, times were extremely close. A tenth of a second separated Bradley Smith in 3rd from Andrea Dovizioso in 8th, with Cal Crutchlow another tenth of a second behind that.

FP3 Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.282    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.599 0.317 0.317
3 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'56.780 0.498 0.181
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'56.786 0.504 0.006
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.791 0.509 0.005
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'56.816 0.534 0.025
7 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'56.825 0.543 0.009
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'56.882 0.600 0.057
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati 1'57.016 0.734 0.134
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1'57.090 0.808 0.074
11 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'57.091 0.809 0.001
12 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'57.494 1.212 0.403
13 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'57.517 1.235 0.023
14 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'57.785 1.503 0.268
15 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'57.790 1.508 0.005
16 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'58.865 2.583 1.075
17 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1'59.153 2.871 0.288
18 8 Hector Barbera Avintia 1'59.561 3.279 0.408
19 2 Leon Camier Honda 1'59.593 3.311 0.032
20 15 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha 1'59.889 3.607 0.296
21 63 Mike Di Meglio Avintia 2'00.117 3.835 0.228
22 9 Danilo Petrucci ART 2'00.173 3.891 0.056
23 70 Michael Laverty PBM 2'00.895 4.613 0.722
24 23 Broc Parkes PBM 2'01.293 5.011 0.398

Through to Q2:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.282    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.599 0.317 0.317
3 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'56.780 0.498 0.181
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'56.786 0.504 0.006
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.791 0.509 0.005
6 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'56.816 0.534 0.025
7 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'56.825 0.543 0.009
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'56.882 0.600 0.057
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1'57.002 0.720 0.074
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati 1'57.016 0.734 0.134

 

Round Number: 
11
2014
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