- Marc Márquez was once again the smartest, or at least the most accurate on the grid, when facing the change of bike.
- With more than 20 seconds of advantage, Márquez only had to discount laps until the triumph. Podium of Dani Pedrosa and Maverick Viñales.
Marc Márquez has won the GP of the Czech Republic after signing a race very similar to the one that already led him to victory last year at Sachsenring. The Catalan rider was the smartest , and not the first time, when it comes to changing the bike to roll with slicks. In that process, the MotoGP leader got a lead of more than 20 seconds with his direct rivals, margin to manage the race to pleasure until the final flag. Dani Pedrosa and Maverick Viñales have completed the podium in Brno .
Marc Márquez started from pole in a race that was declared wet and although his start was good, he suddenly lost pace with the rear tire and fell to the tenth position, either for the aforementioned problems or pure strategy. In any case, Marquez was the first to enter the pits in search of his second bike with rubber slicks . The Honda driver completed the change of bike without problems and went on track without being detected by his rivals, who delayed this maneuver one or two laps in relation to the Catalan driver.
With a 1:58 pace, ten seconds behind the rest, Marc Márquez amassed an advantage of more than 20 seconds with respect to Dani Pedrosa , who was placed second after surpassing the group of Petrucci, Abraham and Aleix Espargaró, that were the three Only drivers who followed in the footsteps of Marquez in the pits. However, the real rhythm of each bike put almost everyone in place and at the end of the race Dani Pedrosa was second and Maverick Viñales third . With some extra problems, Valentino Rossi managed to save the fourth position.
Cal Crutchlow had to settle for fifth place as the best private rider, although the Honda rider was left with the honey on his lips to retain fourth place against Rossi. Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci with both Ducati GP17 managed to cross the finish line in the sixth and seventh position, while behind both Aleix Espargaró and Pol Espargaró were eighth and ninth after rolling together in the final phase of the race. The top ten was completed by Jonas Folger, while Alex Rins with his eleventh position achieved his second best result in MotoGP.
Monster Energy Grand Prix of the Czech Republic
|1||93||Marc Márquez||SPA||Repsol Honda||Sling||44’15.974|
|2||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda||Sling||12.438|
|3||25||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Movistar Yamaha||Yamaha||18.135|
|4||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Movistar Yamaha||Yamaha||20.466|
|5||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda||Sling||20.892|
|6||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||23.259|
|7||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||24.079|
|8||41||Aleix ESPARGARÓ||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||30.559|
|10||94||Jonas FOLGER||GER||Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||33.236|
|eleven||42||Alex RINS||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||33.290|
|12||5||Johann ZARCO||FRA||Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||34.595|
|13||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Aspar Team||Ducati||34.697|
|14||43||Jack MILLER||AUS||Marc VDS||Sling||38.062|
|fifteen||99||Jorge Lorenzo||SPA||Ducati Team||Ducati||40.100|
|16||Four. Five||Scott REDDING||GBR||Pramac Racing||Ducati||44.376|
|17||53||Tito RABAT||SPA||Marc VDS||Sling||45.454|
|18||22||Sam LOWES||GBR||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||53,976|
|19||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1’23,346|
|twenty||8||Héctor BARBERA||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1 Lap|
|38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||KTM Factory||KTM||2 Laps|
|76||Loris BAZ||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||7 Laps|
|19||Álvaro Baptista||SPA||Aspar Team||Ducati||10 Laps|