The MotoGP Brno saw satellites hold sway over the official drivers Yamaha and Honda Pilot. The first day of practice was dominated by the Honda Pilot “non-factory” Stefan Bradl, qualifications were dominated by Cal Crutchlow of Yamaha Tech3, ahead of Alvaro Bautista on the Honda Gresini.
The official drivers for Japanese brands come only then, starting with Marc Marquez, the only representative plants to climb on the frontline. In the second line, his teammate on behalf of HRC, Dani Pedrosa, before Jorge Lorenzo on the official Yamaha and while Bradley Smith confirms its current form by signing a nice sixth place, ahead of Valentino Rossi once again missed his qualifying and will start from the third row.
After signing his first pole at Assen, Cal Crutchlow is offered a second at Brno, despite the excellent time signed by Bautista while he was in the wheel of Marc Marquez. Both (Crutchlow in 1’55 .527 and 1’55 .754 Bautista), have improved the reference set by Lorenzo the past year. Crutchlow, who is no longer under pressure since he signed with Ducati for next year , is keen to provide a first victory in MotoGP, which is also a first for the French team Tech3.
CRT only driver present in Q2, Colin Edwards has rolled at the end of the meeting and did not really measured the prototypes, but it will still be the best position to fight for victory in CRT, since neither Espargaro ( 13th) or De Puniet (15) are able to pass the point Q1.