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Date : 12/08/2014

Fresh from Indianapolis the Repsol Honda Team arrive in the Czech Republic

Fresh from Indianapolis the Repsol Honda Team arrive in the Czech Republic

With no rest, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have arrived in the Czech Republic in anticipation of this weekend’s Brno GP.

A popular circuit with both the riders and fans, Brno is built in a natural bowl which has many elevation changes as the circuit navigates itself through the beautiful wooded scenery offering the spectators spectacular places to view. Marc and Dani were testing here in July – before the Summer break – and they’ll be hoping this will give them an advantage in terms of setting up the bike.

Both riders have enjoyed good results here in the past with Marc winning here last year (MotoGP) and also in 2012 (Moto2). Dani’s stand-out race here is from 2012 when he had a memorable battle with Lorenzo, claiming his first win at the Czech circuit in the MotoGP class where he’s also won in 250cc (2005) and in 125cc (2003).

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez - Championship Standing: 1st - 250 points

"We’ve not really stopped! After the race on Sunday we had a nice dinner with the team and then yesterday we were travelling all day to Europe. Brno isn’t one of my favourite tracks but I’ve had quite good results there in the past. We were testing here a month ago and even if the grip was very low at the time, I hope some of the data we collected will be a help! Everyone knows that historically Yamaha are strong here so we’ll have to work hard from Friday to give ourselves the best chance on Sunday!"

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa - Championship Standing: 2nd - 161 points

"Brno is a track that I really enjoy, I usually do well there. I am really looking forward to get there and get back the feeling with the bike since Indianapolis did not go too well. I am hoping to be able to take full advantage of the good feeling we had while testing there before the Summer break and the setting we found then will help us push to get good results"

Circuit Information

Length 5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Width 15m
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 636 m / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996
Pole Position 1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)
Race lap 1m 56.135s (167.4 km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race time 42m 50.729s (166.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)
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