GP Czech Republic – MotoGP 2016: First victory in MotoGP for Cal Crutchlow in Brno wet


wet Race, synonymous with the victory of private pilot.
The season 2016 MotoGP is leaving some races of chaos with the water
as the protagonist, and Brno has been one more account. On this occasion,
Crutchlow has scored the triumph
, adding to its first victory in the category
queen a few days after becoming a father.
Podium for Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez
in a race of different shades for both, but away from the low-level
shown by Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo.
Great performance of Avintia Racing
Loris Baz fourth and Hector Barbera in fifth position

wet Track, overcast sky, but no rain. Perfect conditions for the absolute chaos at the time of choosing tires. The less they had to lose they chose the tires soft rain with Marc Marquez, Yamaha mounted the rear tire hard and Cal Crutchlow opting out of the script with the double bet hard rubber. In any case, the traffic light was extinguished, and Marc Marquez imposed its law on a provisional basis after being ahead in the first meters by Andrea Iannone. Pure illusion because Ducati GP16 returned to demonstrate its superiority in water, in the first instance.

In a blink of an eye Andrea Iannone, Andrea Dovizioso and Scott Redding escaped from the group, while Héctor Barberá progressed from the back to join the three bikes of Borgo Panigale. Marc Marquez, for his part, he was able to stay fifth in the wake of the group ‘red’, showing a level well above that of Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, who in the first few laps, fell to positions very delayed. However, the natural evolution of the track left a prism is very different race when they meet ecuador in the same.


Cal Crutchlow with double pneumatic rain hard protagonizaba a great comeback to be a leader. The british ahead of Marc Marquez in the first instance and then to all the Ducati, maneuvers that were facilitated by the mechanical problems of Dovizioso. And in the total chaos, Bradley Smith decided to put dry tires while the effective strategy was that of the riders with the hard tyre in the back train. Not for Jorge Lorenzo who had to pass by the pits with a problem in the front rubber, but if for a Valentino Rossi who arrived in the front group in the absence of seven laps from the end.

The race became a duel in the distance between Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi with the Ducati as points discordant. don’t take the Italian out of the middle to Barbera and Iannone, although their offensive appeared not to threaten the british. In fact the positions of both are stabilised to such an extent that the fight for the podium became a protagonist. Attacks between Barbera and Iannone on the sidelines, Marc Marquez was the more ready to finish in third ahead of Loris Baz, with dual hard rubber back up to overtake Hector Barbera. Sixth for his part, was Eugene Laverty, overtaking Iannone, Petrucci, Viñales and Rabat.

Grand Prix HJC Helmets of the Czech Republic

Pos. Points Num. Pilot Country Bike Km/h Time
1 25 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 149.3 47’44.290
2 20 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 149.0 +7.298
3 16 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 148.8 +9.587
4 13 76 Loris BAZ FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 148.7 +12.558
5 11 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 148.7 +13.093
6 10 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 148.6 +13.812
7 9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 148.1 +23.414
8 8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati 148.1 +24.562
9 7 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 148.1 +24.581
10 6 53 Tito RABAT SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 147.4 +37.131
11 5 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 147.3 +39.911
12 4 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 147.2 +41.097
13 3 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 147.1 +43.202
14 2 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 147.0 +45.687
15 1 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 146.2 +1’02.201
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 145.3 +1’18.841
17 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 142.3 1 Turn
Not Classified
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 135.8 7 Laps
38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 140.3 8 Turns
41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 148.6 9 Laps

World Ranking MotoGP 2016

Pos. Piloto Moto País Points
1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 181
2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 138
3 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 124
4 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 105
5 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 93
6 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 88
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 79
8 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 78
9 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 65
10 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 53
11 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati IRL 53
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 51
13 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 42
14 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 42
15 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 41
16 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 37
17 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 35
18 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 29
19 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 23
20 Tito RABAT Honda SPA 20
21 Loris BAZ Ducati FRA 11
22 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 3