Brno MotoGP: Johann Zarco leads wet practice for Tech3 Yamaha

Tech3 Yamaha rider Johann Zarco set the pace in a wet first practice session for MotoGP's Czech Grand Prix at Brno

Brno MotoGP: Johann Zarco leads wet practice for Tech3 Yamaha

Zarco jumped into the lead with just one minute to go, his time of 2m05.201s proving 0.120 seconds quicker than Ducati man Jorge Lorenzo's earlier benchmark.

Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa traded the lead in the latter stages of the session, but the duo ended up only third and fourth, as Marc Marquez took second after the chequered flag fell.

Marquez and Pedrosa both used subtly different variants of a new Honda aero fairing, which has a similar design to that of Yamaha with internal winglets.

The factory Yamahas of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales took fifth and sixth, five and six tenths off the pace respectively.

Danilo Petrucci was seventh ahead of Hector Barbera, who led for 13 minutes in the middle part of the session.

Aleix Espargaro and Zarco's Tech3 team-mate Jonas Folger completed the top 10.

Last year's Brno winner Cal Crutchlow was 12th, followed by Ducati's title contender Andrea Dovizioso.

While the session featured no crashes, Andrea Iannone had an excursion into the gravel at the tight Turn 10 right-hander, but managed to rejoin with the help of marshals.

FP1 times

Pos Rider Team Time Gap Laps
1 Johann Zarco Tech3 Yamaha 2m05.201s - 20
2 Marc Marquez Honda 2m05.240s 0.039s 15
3 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2m05.321s 0.120s 15
4 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2m05.446s 0.245s 16
5 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2m05.712s 0.511s 18
6 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 2m05.845s 0.644s 18
7 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 2m05.886s 0.685s 16
8 Hector Barbera Avintia Ducati 2m05.896s 0.695s 17
9 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2m05.922s 0.721s 11
10 Jonas Folger Tech3 Yamaha 2m05.984s 0.783s 15
11 Loris Baz Avintia Ducati 2m06.126s 0.925s 20
12 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 2m06.147s 0.946s 17
13 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2m06.261s 1.060s 14
14 Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 2m06.429s 1.228s 14
15 Alvaro Bautista Aspar Ducati 2m06.461s 1.260s 16
16 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 2m06.507s 1.306s 16
17 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2m06.622s 1.421s 15
18 Pol Espargaro KTM 2m06.691s 1.490s 17
19 Tito Rabat MVDS Honda 2m07.013s 1.812s 21
20 Karel Abraham Aspar Ducati 2m07.078s 1.877s 15
21 Jack Miller MVDS Honda 2m07.157s 1.956s 15
22 Bradley Smith KTM 2m07.613s 2.412s 17
23 Alex Rins Suzuki 2m07.801s 2.600s 17


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