2019 Brno MotoGP FP1 Result: Dovizioso Finally Robs Marquez

The premier class arrived in Brno to clear away the cobwebs from their bikes and the track surface and no one does that faster than the reigning world champion. Marc Marquez set the early pace, almost half a second ahead of the field for much of the session, only getting dethroned in the final few seconds, when the threat of rain on Saturday morning prompted an early mini shootout for top positions. A new medium rear tyre put Andrea Dovizioso in the spotlight at the checkered flag but it was a mere tenth of a second that separated the top four.

Marquez could not be bothered with a late time attack and settled for second, three hundredths of a second slower than his Ducati rival and the same distance keeping him ahead of the lead Yamaha of Maverick Vinales, the trio sneaking into the 1:56s. The two Spaniards also served a preview of the race, exchanging a few close overtakes on their final timed laps. Miguel Oliveira’s holiday seems to have given him a bit of a boost, the Portuguese rider dragging his KTM all the way up to fourth position, trailing the championship contenders by only three hundredths of a second.

Best of the rest was another surprise of FP1, wildcard Sylvain Guintoli the top Suzuki in fifth position, three tenths down on the tight top four and edging ahead of Jack Miller. Hafizh Syahrin’s seventh spot added to an excellent morning for the Tech 3 squad, while Franco Morbidelli, Alex Rins and Valentino Rossi completed the top ten, over eighth tenths down on the leader. The likes of Cal Crutchlow and Fabio Quartararo took it easy in the first session back to work and ended their morning over a second slower than Dovizioso.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'56.919    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'56.948 0.029 0.029
3 12 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'56.982 0.063 0.034
4 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'57.018 0.099 0.036
5 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI Suzuki 1'57.371 0.452 0.353
6 43 Jack MILLER Ducati 1'57.385 0.466 0.014
7 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN KTM 1'57.726 0.807 0.341
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 1'57.763 0.844 0.037
9 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'57.809 0.890 0.046
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'57.827 0.908 0.018
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'57.834 0.915 0.007
12 63 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 1'57.950 1.031 0.116
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'57.961 1.042 0.011
14 53 Tito RABAT Ducati 1'58.029 1.110 0.068
15 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'58.033 1.114 0.004
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'58.052 1.133 0.019
17 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 1'58.101 1.182 0.049
18 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 1'58.246 1.327 0.145
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'58.287 1.368 0.041
20 29 Andrea IANNONE Aprilia 1'58.371 1.452 0.084
21 36 Joan MIR Suzuki 1'58.500 1.581 0.129
22 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'58.968 2.049 0.468
23 5 Johann ZARCO KTM 1'59.028 2.109 0.060
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10
2019
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The holidays are over, bring on the racing motorcycles.

Thanks for the timely news Zara.

Rather pleased to see Miguel Oliveira & KTM up near the top of the list. Both the Tech3 KTMs faster than the factory bikes! Congratulations Herve Poncharal, Guy Coulon & all the team!

Very happy Sylvain Guintoli is the fastest Suzuki, good result for Guinters & the team. Go Suzi !

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Great circuit.

 

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