Pedrosa continues momentum on Day 1 in Brno

Fresh from his fantastic win in Indianapolis just five days ago, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa continued his fine form in Brno today topping the time sheets on the first day of Free Practice.

Dani, fastest in the morning was victim of a strange incident when a rider in front of him strayed slightly off track kicking some stones into his path. Such was the impact that the stones smashed Dani's front screen on his Honda and stones also hit his helmet and left foot which left the Spanish rider limping after the impact, nevertheless he finished FP1 in first position.

Dani managed to shake of the pain in time for FP2 and traded fastest laps throughout the session with Jorge Lorenzo. Dani eventually came out on top with a 1'56.858 time on lap 11 of 17.

DANI PEDROSA 1st 1'56.858

"Today we spent time working on the tires and set up of the bike. We were trying to get the maximum time on the track as tomorrow we don't know how the weather will be so it was important to have a lot of time in the dry. The feelings were improving but we still have some work to do especially with electronics and suspension. I was pretty lucky with the incident this morning as it could have been a lot worse. There were two massive rocks that flew up, one hit my left foot hard and the other one hit my screen and chin. At the beginning I thought I had broken something in my foot but fortunately it's ok, just a lot of swelling, anyway the pain is going down from this morning so that's a good thing".

Practice Results

Pos Riders Time Nat Bike Team
1 Dani Pedrosa 1'56.858 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'56.911 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Andrea Dovizioso 1'57.055 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Cal Crutchlow 1'57.215 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Stefan Bradl 1'57.250 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
6 Valentino Rossi 1'57.315 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
7 Ben Spies 1'57.446 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
8 Alvaro Bautista 1'57.501 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
9 Randy De Puniet 1'58.667 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
10 Aleix Espargaro 1'59.185 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
11 Toni Elías 1'59.228 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Karel Abraham 1'59.251 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
13 Yonny Hernandez 1'59.256 COL BQR-FTR BQR
14 Michele Pirro 1'59.833 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
15 Mattia Pasini 2'00.206 ITA ART Speed Master
16 Colin Edwards 2'00.296 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
17 Ivan Silva 2'00.773 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
18 James Ellison 2'01.137 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
19 Danilo Petrucci 2'01.625 ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project

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