Brno Test Final Times: Three Yamahas Top The Test

Joan Mir suffered a big crash which caused a red flag and brought out the ambulance. Mir was relatively unhurt, but was taken to hospital in Brno for further checks.

Final times at the end of the day:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:55.616    
2 12 Maverick Vinales Yamaha M1 1:55.628 0.012 0.012
3 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:55.755 0.139 0.127
4 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.837 0.221 0.082
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.940 0.324 0.103
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:56.015 0.399 0.075
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.164 0.548 0.149
8 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:56.237 0.621 0.073
9 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:56.248 0.632 0.011
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:56.345 0.729 0.097
11 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:56.370 0.754 0.025
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:56.391 0.775 0.021
13 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:56.514 0.898 0.123
14 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:56.681 1.065 0.167
15 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:56.811 1.195 0.130
16 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:57.058 1.442 0.247
17 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:57.417 1.801 0.359
18 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:57.452 1.836 0.035
19 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:57.610 1.994 0.158
20 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:57.769 2.153 0.159
21 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.032 2.416 0.263
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Or, read the right things into testing times.

The Yamaha sure loves having all that rubber down. Vinales is on the 2019, so it isn't the fresh bike. Going to check out video tonight. Not bothering with a joke about Iannone and rubbers.

Re Alex Marquez to Petronas, it makes sense. No need to overplay Rossi - Marquez 2015/2016 cr*p, the whole world doesn't rotate around either, especially outside of their own garage. Marc said he thought his brother should only move up on "the right bike," and this means Yamaha or Suzuki. Alex is good. Deserves a seat more than the back handful of riders on the grid perhaps, but things move in some strange ways around here and it is $ and Dorna that greases the wheels.

Zarco and KTM should split. Horrible match that is hurting them both. But, like many marraiges one gets stuck in, where is he to go? He is making decent money with a factory seat. It is his own fault for having a shoddy manager, and going with that ride. Pride kept him from getting Mir's ride, clearly a mistake. Damn shame, as Zarco is a top 5 rider. "Is she really going out with him? If my eyes don't deceive me there's something going wrong around here" (Joe Jackson).

Hope Mir is ok!

Addendum
Rossi re 2020 engine today "We don’t feel a lot of difference, no, but we expect because it's just a little bit different in the engine."
(Damn) makes sense that they start with a focus on getting this current bike to hook up the power it has. We will have to be patient, today offerred little re that. But no big step coming from the next motor yet. The new bike is physically smaller. Looks like me hanical grip efforts foremost.

Mir is just bruised up. Good news there. Suzuki decided not to run the new engine yet apparently. Aero and bits. Plus the airfence.