Date : 23/08/2013
Weather : Sunny
Air : 22°C
Track : 38°C
Humidity : 46%
Round eleven of the MotoGP World Championship kicked off today in the Czech Republic. Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Championship leader Marc Marquez had a productive day aboard their Honda RC213V machines.
Dani was third fastest in the combined times with a time of 1'56.600 on lap 11 of 16, just 0.1s off the fastest time (Stefan Bradl 1'56.500). Teammate Marc was 5th fastest for the day with his best lap of 1'56.733 arriving on lap 7 of 17.
DANI PEDROSA – 3rd - 1'56.600
"Today was a little more difficult than expected, as I felt more pain than I have in the past few days. I was unable to ride at 100%, but still we were able to have two good sessions. We tried some different setups with the bike and different tyres. Let's see if tomorrow I feel better and can improve aspects of the bike to lower my time"
MARC MARQUEZ– 5th - 1'56.733
"I felt really good from the start which is good news! I thought it would take a little more time and that we would be further behind Jorge and Valentino, as they have tested at this circuit recently. In general, the feeling was good but there are still aspects of the setup where we can improve a lot, which will hopefully give us more comfort and in the end more speed. I'm not worried, we know that tomorrow the times will come down, but we must continue working in the same way and focus, because we know that we can perfect the setup"