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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.

2016 Brno MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Leads Iannone

Probably the most indicative session of the weekend got started as predicted, with Andrea Iannone and Jorge Lorenzo taking turns at the top and confirming themselves as the main contenders for Sunday’s race. Still, the Italian couldn’t resist revisiting the gravel trap, this time keep it vertical without a worry. The fight ended with the Spaniard on top by a slender two thousands of a second.

The King of Sector 2 finished third, Marc Marquez ending the session with a few mid 1:56s, a tenth of a second off the leader. Valentino Rossi followed him in the timesheets, two tenths off Marquez and one tenth ahead of Maverick Vinales, the trio appearing to be the main challengers for Lorenzo and Iannone.

2016 Brno Moto2 FP3 Result: Tumbles And Top Times For Baldassarri

The intermediate class evened up the balance of track incidents that didn’t quite happen in the other two classes. While Lorenzo Baldassarri was flying at the front with the first 2:01 time of the weekend, Tom Luthi’s Kalex was flying over the barrier at turn eleven, in a fast and dangerous incident that made the Swiss rider lose the rest of the session while still second on the timesheets.

His main rival wasn’t much luckier, Baldassarri taking his turn through the gravel at turn fourteen and writing off his bike with twenty minutes to go. His early time proved to be good enough to lead the session until the end. Both riders walked off gingerly but unharmed.

2016 Brno MotoGP FP3 Result: Lorenzo Hammers Circuit Record

The sun still didn’t receive its appearance fee for Brno, with the circuit seeing similar conditions to Friday but also a spectacular lap from a predictably smooth Jorge Lorenzo, the reigning world champion beating his own circuit record set last year.

Andrea Iannone had his own moment in the spotlight ten minutes into the session, when the Italian went sightseeing along the full length of the turn thirteen gravel trap, dropping winglets like coins in a wishing well. The Ducati rider had plenty of time to recover and finish second but seven tenths off the leader.

2016 Brno Moto3 FP3 Result: Binder Blitzes Rivals

The Moto3 class opened Saturday’s proceedings with track conditions similar to FP2, twenty-one degrees and some clouds looming over the action. Seemingly perfect conditions for Brad Binder to post the first (and only) 2:07 time of the weekend, a tenth off the circuit record and six tenths ahead of the rest of the grid.

The rest of the top five was a familiar view until the final minutes, when several riders made quite a massive jump from the back of the timesheets. Jorge Martin was second, always there or thereabouts, while Hiroki Ono in third improved twenty-one places in the final minutes of the session.

2016 Brno Moto2 FP2 Result: Zarco Deals Another Blow

The intermediate class got right up to speed as the light turned green in the pitlane, this morning’s leaders showing their pace was hardly a fluke, Takaaki Nakagami the early leader, with Alex Marquez in close proximity.

The duo’s domination was first challenged by Lorenzo Baldassarri, the Italian rider taking over at the front by over three tenths of a second, a result overturned after the checkered flag was waved. By who, you ask? Well, a less than fantastic morning for the championship leader was followed up by a much more encouraging afternoon, Johann Zarco making a late charge to take top spot on his last timed lap.

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