Following the Czech Republic MotoGP, a day of official testing was held at the Brno circuit.

Pol Espargaro was absent after breaking his collarbone in Sunday's warm-up session, while Maverick Vinales and Stefan Bradl did not ride due to their heavy accident on lap one of the race.

Testing took place from 10am to 6pm. Lorenzo set the pace until just after midday, when team-mate and Sunday's race winner Dovizioso moved to the top. The one-lap momentum then swung to Honda, with Marc Marquez and team-mate Dani Pedrosa exchanging P1.

Marquez had some new developments to test, most obviously carbon-black parts. Pedrosa worked on solving his recent rear traction problems, although the high grip level of the track meant he wasn't getting carried away.

All riders had a new (medium) front Michelin tyre to test for 2019, featuring a revised profile and first seen at the Barcelona test. The aim of the tyre is to improve grip and stability under braking and corner entry. The tyre had a new construction at Brno, but those that tested it seemed to prefer the previous Barcelona spec tyre.

Round eleven of the MotoGP World Championship starts in Austria on Friday…

  1. ^1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.209s
  2. ^2 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.342s +0.133s
  3. ˅2 Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.399s +0.190s
  4. ˅1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 55.517s +0.308s
  5. = Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 55.609s +0.400s
  6. = Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.771s +0.562s
  7. = Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.918s +0.709s
  8. = Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 55.939s +0.730s
  9. = Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.986s +0.777s
  10. ^3 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.032s +0.823s
  11. ˅1 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.111s +0.902s
  12. ˅1 Aleix Espargaro SPA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.366s +1.157s
  13. ˅1 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.566s +1.357s
  14. = Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 56.622s +1.413s
  15. = Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 56.697s +1.488s
  16. = Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.855s +1.646s
  17. = Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 56.885s +1.676s
  18. = Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 57.034s +1.825s
  19. = Sylvain Guintoli FRA Suzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR) 1m 57.843s +2.634s
  20. = Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda Test Rider (RC213V) 1m 59.334s +4.125s

* Rookie
Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than previous hour.
= Rider is same position as previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions

Official Brno MotoGP records:
Pole Position:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 54.596s (2016)
Fastest race lap:
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 1m 56.027s (2014)

By Peter McLaren

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