Following Sunday's Czech Republic MotoGP, most riders returned to the Brno circuit for an official test.

The day's developments included a new 'downforce' fairing at Movistar Yamaha, Andrea Dovizioso making his debut on the latest Ducati fairing, while Michelin brought some new tyres with a view towards 2018.

Valentino Rossi set the fastest lap of the day in the closing minutes of testing.

Practice for round eleven of the world championship starts at the Red Bull Ring, in Austria, on Friday morning.

1. ^7 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.162s
2. ˅1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.180s +0.018s
3. ˅1 Maverick Vinales SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.335s +0.173s
4. ˅1 Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.542s +0.380s
5. ˅1 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.691s +0.529s
6. ˅1 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.768s +0.606s
7. ˅1 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.795s +0.633s
8. ˅1 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.830s +0.668s
9. ^6 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.123s +0.961s
10. ˅1 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.263s +1.101s
11. ˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.403s +1.241s
12. ˅1 Tito Rabat GBR Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 56.535s +1.373s
13. ˅1 Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galica 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 56.634s +1.472s
14. ˅1 Alex Rins SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.637s +1.475s
15. ˅1 Pol Espargaro SPA KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 56.668s +1.506s
16. = Bradley Smith GBR KTM MotoGP Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 56.976s +1.814s
17. = Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.851s +2.689s
18. = Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 1m 59.749s +4.587s
Key:
˄X Rider has X higher positions than end of previous hour.
= Rider has same position as end of previous hour.
˅X Rider has X lower positions than end of previous hour.

2017 Czech Republic MotoGP:
Pole position:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 54.981s
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 57.052s

Official Brno MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 54.596s (2016)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 56.027s (2014)

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The old fert just won't give up.

Rossi making time attack during test - that means he is really feeling comfortable with the bike.

He just needs to sort out flag to flag stuff.

What you guys on about? Rossi needs to retire! right guys? /s Albeit his race was messed up due to a wrong choice but i felt 4th seemed like a likely result even if he went in with pedrosa and vinales (seeing how marc's going in was the best call comapred to the rest, and pedrosa was also probably going to be unbeated, so most probably I think he could have been best positioned to sit on 3rd but then we have todays test.. and now i think he could have been a minium of 2nd! I'm here hoping it's either him or dovi taking the crown this year but sadly these are the two guys end up on the shorter end of the stick and pedrosa and marc are usually stronger 2nd half of the year...  :/

Someone's been eating their corn flakes...

Not looking too encouraging for Sam Lowes, is it. To be so far behind his team mate after a weekend's racing and day's testing must be pretty discouraging. And the crashes keep on coming too. Not the progress Albesiano said he needed to see. 

Rossi will be the champ this year. Look and learn.LOL.

What like last year? And the year before & the year before & the year before? Oh hang on a minute it was 2009. He's no chance

nothing that Rossi/team could do, but move on; however it must be even more frustrating as he had the pace at this track...what a set of...;-)

Good show from JL there.

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