Jorge Lorenzo fastest in Brno MotoGP test, leading Yamaha one-two

Jorge Lorenzo put his troubled Czech Grand Prix behind him by leading the post-race MotoGP test at Brno on Monday

Jorge Lorenzo fastest in Brno MotoGP test, leading Yamaha one-two

The reigning champion finished a lapped 17th and last following tyre woes on Sunday, but led team-mate Valentino Rossi in a Yamaha one-two at the test - which was delayed initially while a diesel spill was cleared from the track.

Yamaha tried a new chassis and swingarm as well as Magneti Marelli's latest software updates and some Michelin tyre developments for 2017.

Lorenzo set the pace with a 1m55.394s lap, 0.371 seconds clear of Rossi.

Marc Marquez was top Honda in third, 0.7s off the pace.

Shock Brno winner Cal Crutchlow was first out once track conditions were good enough for meaningful running and ended the day fourth for LCR Honda, following by Suzuki's Maverick Vinales.

Suzuki's second factory rider Aleix Espargaro sat the test out to help his recovery from recent hand injuries.

Yamaha gave its World Superbike racer Alex Lowes a run on Pol Espargaro's Tech3 bike as a reward for helping it win the recent Suzuka 8 Hours, though the Briton's outing was curtailed by a minor crash.

TEST RESULTS

Pos Rider Team/Bike Time Gap Laps 1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1m55.394s 43 2. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m55.765s +0.371s 60 3. Marc Marquez Honda 1m56.148s +0.754s 46 4. Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m56.273s +0.879s 63 5. Maverick Vinales Suzuki 1m56.524s +1.130s 37 6. Bradley Smith Tech3 Yamaha 1m56.619s +1.225s 47 7. Dani Pedrosa Honda 1m56.857s +1.463s 43 8. Pol Espargaro Tech3 Yamaha 1m56.952s +1.558s 43 9. Scott Redding Pramac Ducati 1m57.077s +1.683s 47 10. Tito Rabat Marc VDS Honda 1m57.863s +2.469s 83 11. Danilo Petrucci Pramac Ducati 1m58.421s +3.027s 18 12. Alex Lowes Tech3 Yamaha 1m59.558s +4.164s 15
 
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