In MotoGP it was Petrucci and Bautista going through in Q1 to fight for pole position.
From the start Marquez was pushing and had a moment which he saved on his elbow- yet again amazing us all. In the end it was him who ended up on pole, taking his 4th of the year.
Lorenzo looked to be going well on the Ducati with the new fairing as he moved up to P3, but with 6 minutes to go his time was cancelled for exceeding the track limits and was left with no time set. But he did manage to get out and put in a decent time, sitting him in 6th on the grid.
After a crash for Crutchlow this morning it was questioned whether or not he would be out on track this afternoon because of a suspected back injury. In the end he did go out and put out a time placing him in 5th. He has now been taken to the local hospital for scans and has been passed fit to race.
MotoGP Q2 Results
- Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda – 1:54.981
- Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 1:55.073
- Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda – 1:55.119
- Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team – 1:55.441
- Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda – 1:55.489
- Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team – 1:55.552
- Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP – 1:55.663
- Danilo Petrucci, OCTO Pramac Racing – 1:55.738
- Alvaro Bautista, Pull&Bear Aspar Team – 1:56.027
- Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – 1:56.075
- Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini – 1:56.355
- Loris Baz, Reale Avintia Racing – 1:56.624
In Moto2, the session started as a crash fest, with but every rider was generally OK. Crashers included Hanika (wild card), Gardner, Fernandez, Baldassarri, Nagashima and Cortese. To no surprise Corsi was once again pushing it, causing drama by pushing his way past Aegerter causing him to crash showing clear and understandable frustration.
Apart from this the session was pretty uneventful with some of the usual front runners struggling a bit.
Pasini took the pole in Brno for the first time since Phillip Island 2007 – the 12th of his career. It was a particularly impressive run from both the rookies Bagnaia and Navarro who took 4th and 5th.
Moto2 Results – Top 5
- Mattia Pasini, Italtrans Racing Team – 2:02.611
- Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Ajo + 0.032
- Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS + 0.050
- Francesco Bagnaia, Sky Racing Team VR46 + 0.075
- Jorge Navarro, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 + 0.131
In Moto3 this morning we were missing the usual king of poles – Jorge Martín, as he had withdrawn from this weekend due to the pain left from the injuries he sustained after the crash in Sachsenring.
Taking his place it was Gabriel Rodrigo who took the pole for the RBA BOE Racing Team, after a session that started with a crash causing him to go to the medical centre. He ended up completing only 1 lap but for him that was no problem as he now becomes the first Argentinian to get a pole position in the introduction class.
Kornfeil, the home man suffered many problems during the session after a crash early on. He barely got any laps meaning he only managed to qualify in 24th, but hopefully tomorrow he’ll be able to push hard and take a decent result at home.
Moto3 Qualifying – Top 5
- Gabriel Rodrigo, RBA BOE Racing Team – 2:08.571
- Romano Fenati, Marinelli Rivacold Snipers Honda + 0.150
- Juanfran Guevara, RBA BOE Racing Team + 0.303
- Joan Mir, Leopard Racing + 0.396
- Nicolo Bulega, SKY Racing Team VR46 0.400