KTM rookie Brad Binder takes a stunning debut victory in the Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, only his third premier-class race!

Morbidelli claims his first podium in second for Petronas Yamaha, while Zarco hands the Avintia Ducati team a debut rostrum despite a long-lap penalty for a clash that sent Binder's team-mate Pol Espargaro sliding out of the race. Espargaro looked to have a similar pace to Binder...

Francesco Bagnaia, on course for a debut podium in Andalucia until a late engine problem, suffered a fracture to his right tibia in Friday practice and missed the remainder of this weekend and is also out of the following Austrian round.

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez, who broke his right arm in the season-opening Jerez race on July 19, withdrew after undergoing a second round of surgery and is being replaced by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl.

The first of the back-to-back Red Bull Ring events starts next weekend.

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Czech Republic MotoGP - Race Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff
1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*41m 38.764s
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+5.266s
3Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+6.470s
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+6.609s
5Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+7.517s
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+7.969s
7Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+11.827s
8Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+12.862s
9Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+15.013s
10Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+15.087s
11Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+16.455s
12Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+18.506s
13Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+18.736s
14Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+19.720s
15Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+24.597s
16Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+29.004s
17Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+32.290s
18Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+55.977s
 Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)DNF
 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)DNF
 Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*DNF

* Rookie.
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)

By Peter McLaren

 

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