As we reported in December last year, the Czech Brno will not host a MotoGP class race in the 2021 season, and the caravans of the World Motorcycle Championship are not planned to be hosted in the coming years either. The track managers have confirmed that they no longer intend to host the MotoGP Championship race, and will prefer to use the track for commercial purposes. The Czech racetrack announced in December last year that it would not host the MotoGP race in the 2021 season, as they would have to allocate almost 4 million euros for emergency repairs, but the state no longer wants to help them, and Dorna even raised the race fee. . "Most of the season, the racetrack will be available for commercial rentals of clubs and agencies," confirmed Ivana Ulmanova, director of Automotodrom Brno.
At yesterday's Brno City Council meeting, councilors decided that the promoter Spolek pro pořádání Grand Prix, consisting of representatives of the Czech Republic, the Moravian Region and the city of Brno, will not organize the annual Czech Grand Prix for the MotoGP Championship and accompanying series next year. For the past five years, the consortium has paid the owner of the Masaryk Okrug racetrack, Karl Abraham, a little over a million euros each year to rent the track. At Dorna, the performance of the race in the 2021 season was conditioned by the resurfacing of the race track, which is expected to cost around 3,7 million euros. https://twitter.com/UdalostiBrno/status/1336309286809559042 The Czech state, due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus and the correspondingly aggravated economic situation, announced that it could not
Next season, the caravan of the MotoGP championship will obviously not stop in Brno, Czech Republic, as according to the Czech media, the authorities have decided not to host the race for financial reasons. Brno has hosted the races since 1987, and the track needs urgent repairs, which they cannot afford without the help of Dorna and the state, as it is expected to cost around 3.8 million euros, without the help of Dorna and the state. Dorna is not prepared to reduce the fee for organizing the race, in fact it is only 2 4, raised to 6 million euros, and the Czech government also does not want to increase its contribution to the organization of the race. On the calendar of races for 2021, a free place was reserved for Brno, but since we will obviously not see it now, its place could be taken by the Portuguese Portimato, or race
Johann Zarco is the winner of the qualifications for the Czech GP, after beating Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli on the track in Brno, who will keep him company in the first starting line. Fourth was Aleix Espargaro ahead of Maverick Vinales, Paul Espargaro and Brad Binder. The last three places in the top ten were shared by Danilo Petrucci, Joan Mir and Valentino Rossi. Andrea Dovizioso failed to break out of the first qualifying group. Racer Ducati will start the race from 18th place.
The winner of the first two races of this year’s MotoGP season, Fabio Quartararo, was the fastest in the second free practice, with his time of 1: 57.831 climbing to the top of the combined times table. In second place with just 0.007 seconds behind is his teammate Franco Morbidelli, and third is again the promising KTM racer, Miguel Oliveira. Johann Zarco finished fourth towards the end of the second practice and is Ducati's fastest racer so far. He was also faster than Maverick Vinales, who finished training in fifth place. Sixth was Joan Mir in a Suzuki, followed by brothers Aleix and Pol Espagraro. The fastest in the first practice, Takaaki Nakagami, was ninth with 0.571 seconds behind, the last to have a machine gun before tomorrow's third practice.
Francesco Bagnaia will miss his appearance at least in the race for the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, as he injured his knee in Friday's first free practice. Racer Pramac Ducati was left without a very likely second place at the Andalusian Grand Prix when his powertrain failed, and this weekend and in both races in Austria he was considered one of the favorites for the top places due to his excellent pace, but now his hopes have fallen. into the water. Towards the end of the first training session, the Italian fell in the first bend and broke his tibia in the knee joint. Doctors will perform additional examinations to determine if ligament injuries have also occurred, and Bagnaia will almost certainly have to miss the race in Austria in addition to Brno. More will be known after the operation he will undergo in Italy. Bagnaia was in a few weeks l
Honda have confirmed that Marc Marquez will miss the Czech Grand Prix in Brno after unexpectedly having to undergo another operation on a broken right hand on Monday. Instead of the current world champion, the Honda test rider, Stefan Bradl, will race. Marquez fell and broke his right arm at the race in Jerez, and two days later he underwent surgery, where a titanium plate was installed with 12 screws at the fracture site. The Spaniard tried to compete the very next weekend at the Andalusian Grand Prix and even passed the medical examination, which included 40 push-ups and 28 laps in free practice, but then canceled the competition due to loss of strength in the elbow of his injured arm. Honda and Marquez planned a big comeback in Brno and even on Sunday the eight-time world champion is on their profiles
Last year's qualifications for the Czech GP left behind a lot of bad will. There was a complication when in the last attempt for a quick lap Marc Marquez obstructed Alex Rins, who was in a fast lap and with good intermediate times close to a good result. Alex Rins didn’t owe him anything and the engine swung hard towards Marquez and there would almost be a fall. There was a lot of talk about it even after the qualifiers but things quickly calmed down. Rins said he realized at the time that Marquez considered him a very serious competitor, as he only hindered him and not Jack Miller in front of him. "Marc only has in mind how good he is and he doesn't pay much attention to other racers. Last season at the race in Brno I was in a fast lap. Marc saw me but he didn't want to let me pass in two turns. That's when I realized that I has Marc z
Karel Abraham announced the end of his career in a meeting with the fans on Saturday, and his place in the Reale Avintia team is now waiting for Johann Zarc. Abraham had a valid contract for next season, but during the racing weekend in Valencia, the leading men of Ducati, the organizers of the race for the French Grand Prix and Dorna worked hard to put Zarco in his place. The Frenchman had hoped to gain Honda's confidence in the last three races of the season by gaining a foothold on Jorge Lorenzo's motorcycle, but said he would rather return to the Moto2 class than race with the Avintia team. But the Spaniard will be replaced by his younger brother Alex Marquez alongside Marco Marquez, and Ducati promised Avintia better support, which apparently convinced Zarco to vend
Andra Dovizioso was the fastest racer of the first free practice in Brno, Czech Republic. The training was marked by a small difference between the first four racers, separated by less than a tenth of a second. Marc Marquez, the second fastest, was 0.029 seconds behind the Ducati racer. Maverick Vinales 0.063 seconds, Miguel Oliviera with Tech3's KTM 0.099 seconds. The fifth time was achieved by Sylvain Guintoli, a wildcard at Suzuki, who made sure that five different manufacturers were in the top five. Fabio Quartararo started the race weekend with some restraint, as he finished only 18th. Valentino Rossi was the tenth fastest, and Stefan Bradl, who replaces the injured Jorge Lorenzo, set the 22nd training time.