MotoGP: Round #11 Repsol Honda Free Practice Report - Brno

Marc Marquez race action shot

Repsol Honda Press Release:

It was a mixed first day in the Czech Republic for Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

This morning, with cooler temperatures, the riders attacked immediately with Marc second fastest and Dani third. At the end of the session Marc ran wide in turn thirteen and had to lay the bike in the gravel, thankfully he escaped uninjured.

This afternoon, the ambient temperature rose to over 30ºC and the session was littered with crashes from several riders as the track also rose to a high 46ºC.

Marc went fastest with his time of 1’56.513 on lap 3 of 6 and remained unbeaten for the remainder of the session. He was one of the few top riders to improve on the FP1 time despite crashing on his last exit in turn seven, fortunately walking away from the incident. His time placed him second for the day in the combined times.

Dani crashed early in the session – on just his second lap – after some oil leaked from his front fork as he rode through turn thirteen and resulted in a high side. Dani visited the medical center for an x-ray where they confirmed there was no fracture but heavy bruising to the left ankle. He finished the day 4th in the combined times with 1’56.784 (FP1).

Marc Marquez Shot

Marc Marquez #93:

2nd 1'56.513

"Today was a very productive day, we have obtained a lot of data and we have seen that this will not be an easy circuit. I am fast over a single lap, but I am finding it harder to set a constant pace. In FP2 we finished first, but more importantly we have made a step forward with our pace, because it seems that Lorenzo is has a very fast rhythm. This afternoon we got close to him and we will see if tomorrow we can continue to improve, in order to be as close as possible to the top."

Dani Pedrosa race action shot

Dani Pedrosa #26:

4th 1'56.784

"I had a problem with the front fork which I didn't realize until some oil hit the rear wheel as I was leaning over to the right into turn fourteen. The bike threw me off quite violently and I took a big knock to my left foot. I went to Clinica Mobile for a check-up and they performed an x-ray on my left ankle. Thankfully they confirmed there was no break or fracture, just a heavy contusion so I will have some treatment tonight and see how the situation is in the morning."

MotoGP 2015 Friday, August 14th 2015 - Practice Round 11  Results Session:

1     LORENZO Jorge     99     SPA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     1'56.499

** 2     MARQUEZ Marc     93     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     1'56.513**

3     IANNONE Andrea     29     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     1'56.750

** 4     PEDROSA Dani     26     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda     1'56.784**

5     DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4     ITA     Ducati Team     Ducati     1'56.821

6     ROSSI Valentino 46     ITA     Movistar Yamaha MotoGP     Yamaha     1'57.038

7     ESPARGARO Pol     44     SPA     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     1'57.078

8     SMITH Bradley     38     GBR     Monster Yamaha Tech 3     Yamaha     1'57.137

9     ESPARGARO Aleix41     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     1'57.202

10     CRUTCHLOW Cal     35     GBR     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     1'57.229

11     HERNANDEZ Yonny 68     COL     Pramac Racing     Ducati     1'57.544

12     PETRUCCI Danilo 9     ITA     Pramac Racing     Ducati     1'57.575

13     VINALES Maverick 25     SPA     Team Suzuki Ecstar     Suzuki     1'57.607

14     BARBERA Hector     8     SPA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     1'57.718

15     REDDING Scott     45     GBR     Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS     Honda     1'57.860

16     BRADL Stefan     6     GER     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     1'58.484

17     MILLER Jack     43     AUS     CWM LCR Honda     Honda     1'58.512

18     HAYDEN Nicky     69     USA     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     1'58.549

19     DI MEGLIO Mike     63     FRA     Avintia Racing     Ducati     1'58.589

20     LAVERTY Eugene     50     IRE     Aspar MotoGP Team     Honda     1'58.656

21     BAUTISTA Alvaro 19     SPA     Aprilia Racing Team Gresini     Aprilia     1'58.669

22     BAZ Loris     76     FRA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     1'58.678

23     DE ANGELIS Alex 15     RSM     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     1'59.680

24     CORTI Claudio     71     ITA     Athina Forward Racing     Forward Yamaha     2'00.074

25     ABRAHAM Karel     17     CZE     AB Motoracing     Honda     2'01.261

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