|Date : 18/08/2014||Weather : Brief showers||Air : 26°C||Track : 37°C||Humidity : 36%|
Championship leader, Marc Marquez, and yesterday’s race winner, Dani Pedrosa, were back on track today in Brno for the post-race test.
This was a chance for the Repsol Honda riders to confirm some modifications made on the 2015 prototype after the initial test at this track just over a month ago. Despite a brief afternoon shower, track conditions were noticeably better than during the July test – after the action from the weekend – and both riders reported positively on the RC213V evolution, especially the chassis, and set their fastest times of the day on the new machine.
Marc, who finished off the podium for the first time in his MotoGP career yesterday, was back on top today working on setups on his current 2014 bike this morning. This afternoon he concentrated on the 2015 machine and set the fastest time of the day – 1’55.411 on lap 54 of 65 – and a new lap record, 0.116 faster than Crutchlow’s 2013 pole position (1’55.527), and 0.174 faster than his own pole time from Saturday (1’55.585).
Dani worked on suspension settings and engine mappings on his 2014 RC213V in preparation for the remainder of the season. However, he also set his best time of 1’56.014 (lap 23 of 38) on the 2015 prototype, and finished 3rd fastest for the day. The next chance Marc and Dani will have to ride the 2015 RC213V will be in Valencia at the end of the year.
Now the team will head home for a week’s rest before returning for round twelve in Silverstone.
|1||Marc Marquez||93||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||HONDA||1'55.411|
|2||Jorge Lorenzo||99||ESP||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||YAMAHA||1'55.566|
|3||Dani Pedrosa||26||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||HONDA||1'56.014|
|4||Aleix Espargaro||41||ESP||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||YAMAHA||1'56.173|
|5||Valentino Rossi||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||YAMAHA||1'56.446|
|6||Bradley Smith||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||YAMAHA||1'56.451|
|7||Pol Espargaro||44||ESP||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||YAMAHA||1'56.502|
|8||Stefan Bradl||6||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||HONDA||1'56.519|
|9||Alvaro Bautista||19||ESP||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||HONDA||1'56.806|
|10||Yonny Hernandez||68||COL||Pramac Racing||DUCATI||1'56.988|
|11||Michele Pirro||51||ITA||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'57.375|
|12||Karel Abraham||17||CZE||Cardion AB Motoracing||HONDA||1'57.659|
|13||Scott Redding||45||GBR||Go & Fun Honda Gresini||HONDA||1'57.772|
|14||Leon Camier||2||GBR||Drive M7 Aspar||HONDA||1'58.179|
|15||Hiroshi Aoyama||7||JPN||Drive M7 Aspar||HONDA||1'58.327|
|16||Alex De Angelis||15||RSM||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||YAMAHA||1'58.759|
|17||Mike Di Meglio||63||FRA||Avintia Racing MotoGP||FTR-KAWASAKI||1'59.662|
|18||Kenny Noyes||49||USA||Avintia Racing MotoGP||FTR||2'03.442|
|Length||5.403 m / 3.357 miles|
|Longest straight||636 m / 0.395 miles|
|Pole Position||1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)|
|Race lap||1m 56.027s (167.4 km/) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|Race time||42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)|
|2012 Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|
|2013 Winner||Dani Pedrosa (Honda)|