Stefan Bradl Sets Early Brno Pace


BRNO, Czech Republic – A late lap from Stefan Bradl saw the LCR Honda MotoGP rider set the fastest lap during MotoGP practice Friday at the Masaryk Circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in both practice sessions as the Brno weekend began, but only until Bradl delivered his final 1:56.500 effort to snatch the top spot by three hundredths of a second.

Dani Pedrosa trailed Lorenzo by only a further six hundredths. Valentino Rossi was fourth on the second Yamaha Factory Racing machine, pushing championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) down to fifth ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith.

Completing the top ten were Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Ducati Team partners Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden.

Lorenzo went fastest on his first lap in the morning session, timing in at 1:56.698. He was followed by Pedrosa and Crutchlow.