2016 Brno MotoGP Test Times: Lorenzo Fastest After Truncated Test

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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Comments

I almost asked why Lowes was given a ride on the M1, then I realized it was Alex and not Sam......#TwinProblems

 

Edit: How bad was the bike damaged? Im sure they were not happy about the bill.

For Alex to only be 2.6 seconds away from Pol (he was riding Pol's bike) after just 15 laps is very, very impresssive. Especially when you consider that they had a full weekend at the circuit to get dialed in.

For a fairer comparison we should probably look at FP1 times from friday. In which case Alex, after only 15 laps on a MotoGP bike, was only 1.5 seconds from Pol and pretty much equal to Eugene Laverty's FP1 time. He should be in MotoGP and I think Yamaha know it.