In preparation for the race that will be held on the circuit in Emilia Romagna on the weekend of 11 September, Aprilia took to the Misano Adriatico track for two days of tests. The Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders, Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl were present, as well as the two development team RS-GP machines, entrusted to tester Mike di Meglio and Sam Lowes.
Ducati Team Concludes One Day Of Testing At Misano World Circuit
The Ducati Team wrapped up one day of scheduled testing this afternoon at the Misano World Circuit, in preparation for the San Marino and the Riviera di Rimini GP which will be held at the Romagna circuit from 9 to 11 September.
Reigning world champion straight back on top after difficult GP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo topped the timings in the one day official post-race test at the Automotodrom Brno with a 1:55.394, as the reigning champion proved the fastest man on track ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi (+0.371) and Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez (+0.754).
Those present at the test were Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, Repsol Honda Team, Team Suzuki Ecstar, LCR Honda, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Octo Pramac Yakhnich and Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS. Action got underway later than expected after a Red Flag due to track conditions at Turn 11, with the majority of the grid then heading out in the early afternoon to begin work in earnest and the end of the session extended by half an hour to compensate.
Magneti Marelli supplied some software updates to all teams, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP were one of those trying the new software in Brno. Yamaha also focused on evaluating a new chassis and swingarm, as well as the electronic updates and evaluating some different front tyre options that are currently in the development stage for 2017. Reigning champion Lorenzo completed 43 laps, with teammate Rossi putting in 60.
MotoGP. Repsol Honda Team Completes One Day Of Testing In Brno
Today’s one-day post-race test in Brno officially started at 10:00 a.m. and was soon interrupted for two hours by a red flag in order to clean up some oil (left by trucks working overnight to remove some advertising banners). Around 1:30 p.m. the riders sporadically began taking to the track.
Tech3 Pair Leave The Czech Republic Confident After Positive Brno Test
Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Bradley Smith undertook a confidence boosting test at the Masaryk circuit today as he closed the session in 6th. The 25-year-old sampled new electronics, examined suspension options and also reconfirmed the setup configurations that he used at last week’s Czech Grand Prix. With no action for any MotoGP riders occurring in the morning due to a dirty track surface, the British rider got straight to work after midday and immediately began his efforts. Smith posted his personal best time in the final hour of the day and on his penultimate lap, which resulted in him finishing under half a second adrift from third. He now confidently looks on to his home Grand Prix at Silverstone where he intends to clinch the leading satellite position in front of his fans.
Michelin And Courageous Crutchlow Conquer Czech Conditions
Michelin saw its hard compound front and rear wet weather tyres put to perfect use today as Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) raced to his premiere MotoGP™ victory in very changeable conditions at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky in Brno.
Iannone Finishes Eighth In Czech Republic Grand Prix At Brno After Leading Until Lap 15. Dovizioso Forced To Retire
The two Ducati Team riders had a good race today in round 11 of the MotoGP World Championship at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic, but unfortunately were unable to obtain the results they had hoped for at the chequered flag.
Marc Marquez scored a momentous podium finish in today’s Czech GP, which saw fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow making history as the first British racer to win a premier-class Grand Prix in 35 years (since Barry Sheene won the 500cc race in the 1981 Swedish Grand Prix).
Espargaro Clinches Valuable Points In Tough Czech Grand Prix
Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Pol Espargaro persevered against the challenging conditions at the Czech Grand Prix to finish in 13th after what was a tricky race for the 25-year-old. The Spaniard kicked off his round 11 campaign from 12th on the grid and immediately ran with the factory MotoGP bikes at the front of the field. He slipped to 8th on the third lap but pushed onwards as he aimed to stay with the leading group. As the track began to dry Espargaro was shuffled back, despite his best efforts, and by lap fifteen he was running in 13th. Eventually, he met the chequered flag in this position to close what was a tough weekend. Today’s result sees the 2013 Moto2 title winner move up to 7th and as the top independent rider in the 2016 World Championship standings and he now intends to produce a strong result at the next round after tomorrow’s test in Brno.
Scott Is Stunning On The First 15 Laps Petrux Finishes Seventh After A Great Comeback
An eventful Sunday for Octo Pramac Yakhnich, protagonist in #CzechGp after a difficult week end.
Scott Redding dances with Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in the Ducati leading trio and remains glued to the # 29 until lap 15 when the front tire betrays him. Petrux, forced to start from the 16th position, manages to be consistent, catching position after position until the double overtaking on the last lap which earned him a valuable seventh.
The weather had a strong impact on race Sunday at Brno. The heavy rainfall in the morning stopped a few minutes before the MotoGP start, forcing the riders to start in rain configuration, but with the possibility of a bike change during the race. There actually was an improvement in conditions, but the track maintained characteristics to allow the riders, albeit with some difficulty, to finish the race with rain tyres.
Di Giannantonio Grabs Stunning Third Place Under The Rain At Brno Bastianini Fourth
Fabio Di Giannantonio took a sensational third place finish in a very wet Czech Grand Prix today at Brno. The great day of the Gresini Racing Team Moto3, at its sixth consecutive podium finish, was also completed by the fourth position of Enea Bastianini.
Pull&Bear Aspar Team climb to ninth overall after Czech GP, with Laverty sixth and an eleventh position for Yonny Hernández at Brno
The eleventh round of the MotoGP World Championship brought with it a surprising result, even for those who were watching the race. Brilliant comebacks from the back of the group, coupled with tyre complications for other riders, provided a first GP victory for Cal Crutchlow. The MotoGP class is experiencing a streak of six different consecutive winners (Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Jack Miller, Marc Marquez, Andrea Iannone and Crutchlow). On the podium alongside the first British winner for 35 years were Rossi in second and Marquez in third. The next race for the MotoGP World Championship takes place in a fortnight’s time at Silverstone.
Sam Lowes Back On The Podium In Rain Hit Brno Race
Aboard the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex machine Sam Lowes crossed the finish line of today’s rain hit Czech Grand Prix at Brno in third place: despite treacherous conditions the 25-year-old British rider put in an excellent performance, recovering from fifth to third position in the early laps of the race and maintaining the position until the checkered flag, behind winner Jonas Folger and Spaniard Alex Rins, second.
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