BRNO (Czech Republic): Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami was quickest on Friday in a aggressive opening follow session on the Czech MotoGP. In a session during which the 15 quickest riders had been all inside half a second of one another, […]
In a session during which the 15 quickest riders had been all inside half a second of one another, Takaaki, who rides for the Honda satellite tv for pc group LCR was simply 0.011sec quicker than Joan Mir of Suzuki with one other Spaniard Pol Espargaro of KTM 0.039 again.
Frenchman Johann Zarco, nonetheless adjusting to the dealing with of his Ducati-Avintia, took an sudden fourth place with a 3rd Spaniard, Maverick Vinales of Yamaha, subsequent, regardless of crashing throughout the session.
That meant 5 totally different producers had been represented within the prime 5 .
Fabio Quartararo, the Frenchman who leads the World Championship after successful the primary two rounds, was solely 13th on his Yamaha SRT.
Reigning champion Marc Marquez (Honda) is once more absent after present process a second operation on his damaged arm.
Within the Moto2 class, the British rider Sam Lowes (Kalex) is within the lead, forward of American Joe Roberts (Kalex) and one other Kalex rider, Japan’s Tetsuta Nagashima.
Within the Moto3 class, the quickest time was set by Argentinean Gabriel Rodrigo(Honda), forward of Japan’s Kaito Toba (KTM) and Spaniard Raul Fernandez (KTM).
Opening follow instances forward of the Czech MotoGP in Brno:
1. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 1min 57.353sec 2. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) at 0.011, 3. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 0.039 4. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Avintia) 0.107, 5. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) 0.212, 6. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 0.279, 7. Danilo Petrucci (ITA/Ducati) 0.285, 8. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 0.293, 9. Franco Morbidelli (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.365, 10. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Honda-LCR) 0.400, 13. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 0.478