2018 Brno MotoGP Test Times Final: Marquez Fastest Ahead Of Zarco And Pedrosa

Final times at the end of the Brno MotoGP test:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:55.209    
2 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:55.342 0.133 0.133
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:55.399 0.190 0.057
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP18 1:55.517 0.308 0.118
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP18 1:55.609 0.400 0.092
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.771 0.562 0.162
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.918 0.709 0.147
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP18 1:55.939 0.730 0.021
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.986 0.777 0.047
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha M1 1:56.032 0.823 0.046
11 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.111 0.902 0.079
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.366 1.157 0.255
13 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:56.566 1.357 0.200
14 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:56.622 1.413 0.056
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Honda RC213V 1:56.697 1.488 0.075
16 45 Scott Redding Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.855 1.646 0.158
17 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP17 1:56.885 1.676 0.030
18 12 Tom Luthi Honda RC213V 1:57.034 1.825 0.149
19 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki GSX-RR 1:57.843 2.634 0.809
20 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda RC213V 1:59.334 4.125 1.491

Best laps at Brno:

Pole Lap: 2018 Andrea Dovizioso 1:54.689
Fastest Lap: 2018 Jorge Lorenzo 1:56.640
Circuit Record Lap: 2014 Dani Pedrosa 1:56.027
Best Lap: 2016 Marc Márquez 1:54.596
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Did Maverick go home early ?

Any news on Yamaha or KTM updates ?

Total votes: 33

He sat out the test after the first lap skittling he recieved yesterday. I haven't read he's seriously injured but probably pretty sore.

Total votes: 29

Viñales chose to skip the test due to injury.

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KTM updated the comfort of the seats of two of their riders, couches. The engine is here...for just Smith if it is reliable enough for the next race. They are SO disappointed, what a frustration to have the new motor sitting there waiting a shake out. Two of their three bikes (wildcard too) are not turning a wheel for two rounds and a test. Pol may be having his Spies/Hopkins moment, right after topping the timesheet of a FP4. Not coincidental, swelling expectations amidst both chronic and periodic frustrations may be at play. Keep a level head friend! Tire consumption looks to be reduced by 67%, so there is that.

Yamaha have rolled out a significant update, a shift in emphasis of public relations. This works in conjunction with the system that manages the interface of the bike's rider and crew chief. This update was initially developed by Rossi and Burgess upon returning from Ducati. This time Yamaha is exploring a more aggressive version that also modifies the bike's Management Management System, the previous version has been inhibiting the newer of their two riders and emphasized a dampening system housed in the crew chief. This then dampened the whole suspension set up and geometry to a moderate base. A second derivative of the same system slowed changes in set up options over time. They are going with a newly introduced update that lightens the mass of the internal workings of what they call "The Vinales." They seem to be doubling down on the 2018 engine crankshaft design, perhaps looking for a dynamic subtle paradoxical effect much like their cross-plane resonance in the garage atmosphere.

Very complex stuff indeed.

Total votes: 37

Rather changes the meaning of the following: "...a dampening system housed in the crew chief. This then dampened the whole suspension set up...".

Total votes: 22