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Shortly after the lunch break at Brno, Maverick Viñales leads the test, still just a fraction ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Viñales has tested Yamaha's new aerodynamic package, featuring a nose scoop which resembles that used by the KTM. Sam Lowes has packed up for the day, to allow an infected wound in his foot to be dressed by the Clinica Mobile, and Cal Crutchlow has just about finished his testing program for Monday.
Times at 2:30pm:
The majority of the MotoGP paddock is back in action on Monday morning, with all of the teams bar the satellite Ducatis (Pramac, Avintia, Aspar) taking to the track for the post-race test. They have a lot of things to be testing: Yamaha have a new aerodynamic package, Maverick Viñales has a frame to test, Andrea Dovizioso is trialling the aerodynamic package raced by Jorge Lorenzo, Sam Lowes has a new fairing on the Aprilia, and Michelin has a two front tire constructions and a rear tire they want the riders to test.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race in Brno:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race in Brno:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race in Brno:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class in Brno:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class in Brno:
While the substantial crowd was getting a tan in a cloudless 28 degrees, the MotoGP grid turned its attention to the harder tyre option to deal with the 46 degrees on the track. Fairly familiar with the tyre after giving it several tries during the weekend, Marc Marquez blasted straight into the lead to post a strong set of mid 1:56s. The world championship leader remained unchallenged to the flag and will be hoping for the rainy Sunday forecast to turn into a heatwave.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class in Brno:
Clear blue sky awaited the intermediate class, which was slightly affected by the red flag in MotoGP, but the Moto2 riders proved a bit more able to keep aboard their bikes for the full length of the session.
Alex Marquez even made time to see the doctor for some leftover pain from his pre-holiday crash before rejoining the action and going straight to the top of the timesheets. His benchmark time remained unchallenged for the remaining of the session, confirming the Czech track to be one of the Spaniard’s favourites.
Beautiful sunshine did not mean lack of drama for the MotoGP boys. After the junior class opened proceedings with a festival of crashes, the big boys might have been more cautions but that did not stop Alvaro Bautista’s Ducati having a moment in turn ten in the first five minutes and looking like spitting some fluid on track. Right on cue, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow tumbled into the same gravel trap, causing a red flag for the air fence to be repaired and the track to be checked.