Brno MotoGP: Lorenzo shows ominous warm-up pace

Jorge Lorenzo continued his blistering Czech Grand Prix form by dominating Sunday morning's warm-up session at Brno.

The factory Yamaha rider, running medium tyres front and rear, was the only man to lap consistently in the low 1m56s, setting a best time of 1m56.048s on his flying lap - just over a second away from his lap-record busting pole time from Saturday.

Andrea Iannone proved Lorenzo's closest challenger with a late effort of 1m56.419s, with Marc Marquez, who starts second on the grid, third with a best time of 1m56.543s. The reigning champion circulated in the mid-to-high 1m56s for the majority of the session, running the harder rear tyre.

Valentino Rossi was next in fourth, the Italian switching from medium to hard rear mid-session, 0.545s adrift of teammate Lorenzo and 0.011s quicker than Tech 3 Yamaha's Bradley Smith in fifth.

After a subdued Saturday, Honda's Dani Pedrosa was closer to the pace in sixth place, ahead of the second Tech 3 bike of Pol Espargaro and Suzuki's Maverick Vinales.

Yonny Hernandez (Pramac Ducati) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed the top 10 in a virtually incident-free session.

Warm-up results:

Pos. Rider Bike Time Gap
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'56.048  
Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'56.419 0.371
Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.543 0.495
Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.593 0.545
Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'56.604 0.556
Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.607 0.559
Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'57.113 1.065
Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1'57.114 1.066
Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'57.256 1.208
10  Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'57.357 1.309
11  Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'57.367 1.319
12  Scott Redding Honda 1'57.596 1.548
13  Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'57.801 1.753
14  Jack Miller Honda 1'57.895 1.847
15  Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'58.038 1.990
16  Hector Barbera Ducati 1'58.230 2.182
17  Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'58.292 2.244
18  Nicky Hayden Honda 1'58.299 2.251
19  Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'58.324 2.276
20  Eugene Laverty Honda 1'58.488 2.440
21  Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'58.575 2.527
22  Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'58.857 2.809
23  Alex de Angelis ART/Aprilia 1'59.132 3.084
24  Claudio Corti Yamaha Forward 2'00.186 4.138
25  Karel Abraham Honda 2'00.677 4.629

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Series MotoGP
Event Czech GP
Track Brno
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Article type Practice report