Czech MotoGP Race Preview: Rossi Eyes Historic 200th Podium, Championship Battle Heats Up As Marquez Misses The Czech GP
The MotoGP action is back and the fans going to see the action coming from Brno on Friday August 7th, 2020 as the practice race kicks in. Defending champion Marc Marquez will sit out of Czech GP as he had to undergo the second operation last Monday. There is a possibility he might even not feature in next two races in Austria. This mean he would have only 10 races to defend his championship. Fabio Quartarao who is on the top of the championship table might face some difficult question in Brno. As Brno relys heavily on horse power, there is no wonder why Andrea Dovizioso is very hopeful of Czech GP.
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Czech MotoGP About the Brno Circuit
- Length of the circuit is 5.4 Km
- Total number of laps 21
- Riders will cover a distance of 113.5 km
- The circuit has a total of 14 corners
- It has 6 left corners and 8 right corners
- Top speed achieved by Andrea Iannone 316.4 in 2015
The track has mixture of corners and straight and it is one of the track which very harsh on tyres. Usually, the bike with straight line power does well at Brno. Ducati has an excellent opportunity to seal the win here as their bike is know to have good straight line pace.
Czech MotoGP Rider’s Quote
Speaking at the pre race press conference Quartararo also admitted about the challenge the circuit poses. He said that last year Yamah was doing very well in every circuit. But Brno has more straights and uphills which would be a challenge, because it requires lots of power, however, there lots corners as well. So they going to keep the positive mindset.
There are engine related worries in Yamaha camp, however, Maverick Vinales seems to be unfazed. Here is what he said at the pre-race presser.
We know the potential we have, we are quite calm, we have to make work as the best we can, we need to keep going. We have to very fast specially
Andrea Dovizioso said he was not happy about his performance in Jerez, though the points are earned are not that bad. He said that they very happy to be at Brno. Brno could be a better track for them, but fixing the weak point is important.
Valentino Rossi who is chasing his 200th premier class podium said they changed something in Jerez which made him feel better with bike. “To be back on the podium after a long time and a difficult period was a great feeling”. He added that the Brno track is great but also remembered how Yamaha suffered at Brno last year.
MotoGP Rider’s Standings Before Czech MotoGP