MotoGP back on the track after the summer break

After a brief pause the MotoGP Championship gets back to business on the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic.

The weekend in Germany ended with Petrucci and Dovizioso in the top 5, and the Ducati Team is now gearing up for the first race of the second half of the season with its riders in second and third place respectively in the standings. 

Dovizioso is especially psyched to get back on the track as in the past the second part of the season has gone well for him. Indeed, Andrea has always done better at the end of the season compared to the beginning. This is a good omen, especially considering that 12 months ago Andrea rode a masterful race on this track that earned him top honours. 

Danilo Petrucci finds himself in well-deserved third place in the championship and is ready to take on the next races leveraging the excellent connection he's established with his Desmosedici GP, trying to help Dovizioso in the battles on the track. The rider from Terni is enjoying a good period of form, and after his success at Mugello is demonstrating the high level consistency that earned him his spot for the 2020 season.

The Brno circuit is located in the woods about 20 kilometres from the capital of Moravia. The track is one of the most complete in Europe with a dynamic elevation profile and long-radius curves where entering and riding through the bend require special attention. Braking on the track is not particularly demanding, but the tyres are tested by long corners. Power is also an important factor, bearing in mind that the entire final part of the track is on a steep climb, and so a particularly efficient engine is a good help for achieving competitive times. Ducati has had three successful races on this track, with Capirossi in 2005, Stoner in 2007 and Dovizioso in 2018. 

Czech GP
Automotodrom Brno (Czech GP)
2 August - 4 August 2019 Automotodrom Brno
General info

Until 1982, races at Brno took place on a street circuit on the outskirts of the city but a new permanent track was built in the mid-1980s and the Czech Republic Grand Prix returned to the calendar in 1987 after a gap of several years. Hugely popular with riders and fans, the circuit is situated in the hilly woods around Brno, which offer a fantastic view of the action from trackside.

Circuit data
  • Length 5.403 Km
  • Turns 14
  • Fastest Lap 1'56''027
  • Laps number 20
  • Avarage speed 167.6
  • 2 August
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 3 August
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Free practice 4 UTC
    • Qualify 1 UTC
    • Qualify 2 UTC
  • 4 August
    • Race UTC
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